Doctor insights on:
Are General Antibiotics Effective Against The Plague
Plague: The plague - bubonic plague - is caused by a particular bacteria. When it wiped out populations it was because fleas spread it and there were no antibiotics at the time. Now there are classes of antibiotics that kill the yersinia bacteria that causes it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antibiotics: Bubonic and/or pneumonic plague, which is caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis, which lives in the fleas of rodents. The flees bite people and transmit the disease. This is the "black death" of the middle ages. The treatment for the disease is various antibiotics including streptomycin, ciprofloxicin, Doxycycline and others. It often occurs in outbreaks and can be fatal if not treated. ...Read more
50% if Bu, 0% if Pne: The plague is usually bubonic (one catches it from being bit by infected fleas or rodents, and the bacteria infects one's lymph nodes) or pneumonic (one catches it by breathing infected moisture droplets exhaled, sneezed, or coughed out by an infected person or animal, and the bacteria infects one's lungs). The chances of survival without treatment is about 50% for bubonic, and zero for pneumonic. ...Read more
No: Think of COPD as difficulty moving air in and out of your lungs either because the lungs have lost resiliancy (emphysema) or because the airways have become scarred over the years and block the flow (chronic bronchitis). Neither of these is caused by a bacteria so antibiotics dont help, however both make you more likely to get infections (pneumonia) thus needing antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Antibiotics effective against mrsa
- Are steroids effective against mono?
- Antibiotics against mrsa
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Body aerobics effective against hsv
- Contra gel effective against pregnancy
- What are the benefits of garlic against the black plague?
- General purpose antibiotics
- Talk to a infectious disease specialist online