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Are general antibiotics effective against the plague?

Are general antibiotics effective against the plague?

Several possibilitie: Generally treatment with tetracycline, streptomycin, gentamycin or Chloramphenicol are effective. However if you believe you or someone else is infected see a physician to diagnose further. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Doyle
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Plague (Definition)

Plague is a rare infectious disease caused by a bacteria that is transmitted via flea bite. Symptoms of bubonic plague include fever, chills, headache, muscle pains, and the appearance of a ...Read more


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How effective is the treatment for the plague?

How effective is the treatment for 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 more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of plague?

What's the best treatment to get rid of plague?

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

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I have the plague, what is my chances of survival with treatment?

I have the plague, what is my chances of survival with treatment?

85% or better, in US: With treatment, chances of survival with the plague is 85% or better, in the United States. The majority of cases are bubonic plague. For pneumonic plague, treatment must be started within 24 hours, in order to have a chance at survival. ...Read more

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I have the plague, what is my chances of survival without treatment?

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

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What is the treatment for bubonic plague?

What is the treatment for bubonic plague?

Antibiotics: Amoxicillin, cefotaxime, ceftriaxone, gentamicin, doxycycline, and Ofloxacin were active in vitro, like the reference drug streptomycin, against the strain Yersinia pestis, the causative agent for the bubonic plague. ...Read more

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Which antibiotic is most effective against e. coli?

Which antibiotic is most effective against e. coli?

Depends: The most effective antibiotic will depend on the antibiotic sensitivity profile of the organism, from the microbiology laboratory. Ask your doctor about your particular infection. ...Read more

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Which antibiotic is most effective against bacillus subtilus?

Why do you ask?: This is a common bug that grows on the skin and almost never causes problems. If it's food poisoning, antibiotics won't help. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Are antibiotics effective against copd?

Are antibiotics effective against copd?

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 more

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Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more