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Is There A Cure For The Plague
We have a cure: "The plague" refers to the bubonic plague, caused by The bacteria, Yersinia pestis. Early diagnosis is key to effective therapy. This bacteria can be killed using an antibiotic. First line agent is streptomycin and gentamicin (both belong in the aminoglycoside group) with alternatives including doxycycline, ciprofloxacin and chloramphenicol (not used commonly in the US). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
I am informed even after the ferocious first wave of plague, it haunted europe once in every decade. But did they ever find a cure?
Antibiotics,hospital: Patients with suspected plague are put in strict isolation units and treatment is started with antibiotics such as gentamicin, streptomycin, doxycycline, tetracyline, Septra, ciprofloxacin, or chloramphenicol. With treatment, the death rate drops from about 50% to about 15% (the majority of the cases are bubonic plague). Pneumonic plague is fatal if treatment is not started in 24 hours. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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