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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi answered:

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.
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Dr. Yash K. Khanna answered:

What does the bubonic plague vaccine have and how effective is it?

Bubonic plague vacci

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Plague caused by bacteria Yersinia Pestis, ,the vaccine is prepared from Y Pestisorganism grown in artficial media,inactivated with formaldehyde and preserved in 0.5%phenol.The vaccine contains trace amounts of beef-heart extract,yeast extract,agar andpeptones and peptides of soya and casein.After 3 injections of vaccines 7%do not produce antibodies,few develop low titer,so booster doses may be
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Dr. Ed Friedlander answered:

How can you get bubonic plague?

Flea bite

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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.
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Dr. Ryan Phasouk answered:

Why did the bubonic plague travel?

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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.
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Dr. SG Erman answered:

What are the tests for bubonic plague?

Blood

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Blood cultures, examinations, and PCR/DNA testing
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Dr. SG Erman answered:

What is the treatment for bubonic plague?

Antibiotics

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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
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Describe the features of bubonic plague.?

Thankfully, not sure

Best descriptoin I ever read was http://tinyurl.com/4gvjk Nobody I know has ever seen a "The plague" and historians argue whether we really know what caused the 14th century epidemic. We are taught it was caused by the bacteria Yersinia pestis. There is no proof, but good circumstantial evidence. Some argue modern Yersinia disease is different, but it probably evolved/mutated over 700+ years.
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What is the scientific name of the bubonic plague?

The organism causing

The disease is called Yersinia pestis and the disease is really called plague. Either bubonic plague (swollen and infected lymph node), septicemic plague (in the blood stream) or pneumonic plague (in the lung) or combination. The pneumonic form can spread from person to person.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander answered:

Do you think I should be afraid of the bubonic plague?

Yes and no

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It will come through again and cause widespread mortality if and only if there is a massive collapse in society (i.e., a nuclear war) AND people are once again foolish enough to stop keeping cats. You won't meet pneumonic or septicemic disease in today's world and if you meet the bubonic form from a woodchuck's fleas, you'll be sick in time for shotgun antibiotics to cure you.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander answered:

Could ebola seem like it could have been the bubonic plague?

No

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I've seen the "pop" claims that the epidemics in the 1300s were something else, and they don't fit. In 2011 we found the plague bacillus in the old mass graves from the era. Ebola spreads best by direct blood contact and is unlikely to become an urban epidemic disease, though it's a likely bioterror weapon. See http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/08/110829173751.htm
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