plague with

plague (one) with (something)

To frustrate, annoy, inconvenience, or cause trouble for one repeatedly or continuously. Often used in passive constructions. The company was plagued with setbacks and misfortune in its first couple of years, but they've finally begun to see some financial success. The investigators have been plaguing us with inquiries and requests for documentation for weeks now—I wish they would let us just get on with our work!
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plague someone or something with something

to bother or annoy someone or something with something. Stop plaguing me with your requests. We plagued the committee with ideas.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

plague with

To pester, trouble, or harass someone or something with something: Reporters plague me with questions everywhere I go. The production was plagued with problems from the start.
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Outbreaks of pneumonic plague with high human mortality rates can occur in resource-poor settings (5-7).
Successful treatment of human plague with oral ciprofloxacin.
The importance of this knowledge can be demonstrated with the outbreak of human pneumonic plague with dog-to-human and possible human-to-human transmission, which has occurred in June-July 2014 in Colorado and where Yersinia pestis had been previously misidentified as Pseudomonas luteola by an automated system in the laboratory hospital [25].
Among the 82 patients who had been hospitalized, 25 (not including any of the 21 identified with clinically compatible plague with symptom onset during March 26-May 5, 2015) were available for physical examination.
Faction imbues the story of the Cambridge plague with riveting flesh-and-blood realism.
We are left wondering why in Geneva in 1571 (as in Lausanne and Neuchatel) investigators were inclined to connect greasing and plague with witchcraft, while "natural" explanations for "grease" and/or plague sufficed in Lyon, Milan (even in 1630), and Geneva itself in the earlier period.
Treatment of plague with gentamicin or doxycycline in a randomized clinical trial in Tanzania.
Throughout, the author is correct in emphasizing theological underpinnings of depictions, equating the diseased body with heresy and the plague with divine retribution.
Pneumonia is the only form of plague with the potential for human-to-human transmission.
However, Angelerio clearly recognized the role of disinfection in controlling plague with dry heat to eliminate the responsible agents (which he called the malefica semina, "bad seeds").
Approximately 6 weeks after this investigation, an outbreak of pneumonic plague with seven deaths was reported from Masindi District, a neighboring but ecologically distinct region where plague is not endemic.
This investigation confirms that human plague with pharyngeal and gastrointestinal symptoms can result from eating infected raw camel liver.