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Dr. Sewa Legha
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Bubonic Plague (Overview)

Bubonic plague is a life-threatening and rare condition of fever and swollen lymph nodes that is spread by rodents and their fleas.


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Does the bubonic plague still exist?

Does the bubonic plague still exist?

Yes: Plague is still present in the southwestern United States, as well as many other parts of the world. It is easily treatable with antibiotics if diagnosed early. ...Read more

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Dr. Sewa Legha
23 doctors shared insights

Bubonic Plague (Overview)

Bubonic plague is a life-threatening and rare condition of fever and swollen lymph nodes that is spread by rodents and their fleas.


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Can you please tell me the typical symptoms of bubonic plague?

Can you please tell me the typical symptoms of bubonic plague?

Plague: Fever, chills and extremely painful lymph node swelling usually in the groin or axilla. ...Read more

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Please help? Is the bubonic plague caused by a virus, moneran or protist?

Old terms: Plague is caused by a bacterium. "monera" is an old term that covers both the common bacteria and the archaea, the latter a less-familiar evolutionary side-branch. Protists are eukaryotes (unlike bacteria, they have nuclei like ours) that don't have specialized cells. So the answer to this homework question is "monera" for what it's worth. Try to understand the concepts rather than old words. ...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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How to get bubonic plague?

How to get bubonic plague?

Bubonic Plague: is usually transmitted by the bite of an infected rat flea, (Xenopsylla cheopis). Rarely transmitted by contact with infected tissue or person to person via cough. . ...Read more

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How can you get bubonic plague?

Flea bite: The flea takes bacteria from the blood of a wild animal (in the usa, it's often a woodchuck) and transmits it to you. Only a few people get infected each year in the usa. ...Read more

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Why did the bubonic plague travel?

Plagues: The bubonic plague spread rapidly due to the hardy nature of fleas and rodents. These are the main hosts and transmittors of bubonic plague...Humans were just along for the ride unfortunately. ...Read more

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Does the bubonic plague still exist?

Yes: Plague is still present in the southwestern United States, as well as many other parts of the world. It is easily treatable with antibiotics if diagnosed early. ...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