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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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Plague (Definition)

A rare infectious disease caused by bacteria ...Read more


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How can you get bubonic plague?

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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How are black plague, black death, and bubonic plague different?

Same disease: This is the epidemic form of infection by f pestis. It was called "black" because at the end the disseminated intravascular coagulation caused gangrene of the extremities, and "bubonic" because the infected lymph nodes would swell greatly. ...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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How did the bubonic and pneumonic plague start?

How did the bubonic and pneumonic plague start?

Yersinia/pasteurella: Pestis is the bacterium, spread by rat flea; infesting and enlarging lympnodes (bubos). High fever, acral necrosis, seizures. The pneumonic form skips the rat and flea and is passed airborne human to human to cause a lung abcess. ...Read more

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How to know if someone has Bordetella parapertussis bacteria?

How to know if someone has Bordetella parapertussis bacteria?

Need special culture: Finding some germs can be difficult, unless the doctor has a list of possibilities and 'goes after' each one. For Bordetella species, special cultures or tests are needed. The average doctor will NOT be looking for this. So you would have to see an Infectious Diseases specialist or bring up your concerns with a doctor who can take charge and order the specific tests for this germ. ...Read more

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Need doctor advice. Where do scabies parasite come from?

Need doctor advice. Where do scabies parasite come from?

Scabies: Human are the main source of infestation and transmission through prolonged, close personal contact. Large number of mites in exfoliating skin can cause rapid spread with less contact time. Interesting: only adult female mites cause burrowing and creates serpiginous rash which is intensely itchy, red, and bumpy. Other uncommon source: dogs and some other animals. ...Read more

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Please recommend me a doctor who can treat mouth fungus disease?

Please recommend me a doctor who can treat mouth fungus disease?

Dentist or physician: Any dentist or any physician can diagnose and treat mouth fungus also called Candida albicans.This condition occurs when your immune system is weak. The administration of appropriate antifungal agents is a common treatment for the mouth fungus. Take care. ...Read more

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How were polio, smallpox, the bubonic plague, the pneumonic plague, ended?

How were polio, smallpox, the bubonic plague, the pneumonic plague, ended?

Well..: Smallpox ended as a result of an aggressive world wide vaccination program. Polio is essentially gone in the U.S. due to vaccination efforts, but is still a problem worldwide. Bubonic and pneumonic plague are caused by same organism. It is still exists and causes disease. No one knows for sure how the plague in the Middle Ages ended. Possibly quarantine, better hygiene, and warmer climate ...Read more

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What doctor specializes in pneumonia?

What doctor specializes in pneumonia?

Pneumonia treatment: Any of the following could successfully treat pneumonia: family practicioner, internal medicine, pediatrician, pulmonologist as an outpatient. ...Read more

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What do you call a doctor that diagnoses, treats foodborne illnesses?

What do you call a doctor that diagnoses, treats foodborne illnesses?

A doctor: Any physician can diagnose and treat foodborne illnesses. You do not have to see a gastroenterologist or infectious disease specialist for that. ...Read more

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What is pneumonic plague?

What is pneumonic plague?

Bubonic plague: Bubonic plague is caused by bacteria Yersinia pestis also known as Pasteurela pestis, it results from bite of a infected flea which are often found on rodents such as rats and mouse, and seek out other prey when rodent dies.It is transmitted to human host by bite, it rapidly spreads to the lymph nodes and multiply. ...Read more

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What causes someone to get infected with swine flu?

What causes someone to get infected with swine flu?

Usually...: ...By getting sneezed on by someone already infected with it. ...Read more

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Will there be another epidemic of the bubonic or pneumonic plague?

Bubonic plague epide: Who knows if there is biological terror attack it is theoretically possible. ...Read more

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Please help docs! is septicemia the same thing as the septicemic plague?

Please help docs! is septicemia the same thing as the septicemic plague?

Word games: Septicemia is just a term used to describe the presence of germs in the circulating blood. This often triggers a cascade of physical and metabolic events that can vary with the type of germ.Septicemic plague just means the plague germ is circulating in the blood rather than being confined to one place like the lungs. ...Read more

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What are the tests for pneumonic plague?

What are the tests for pneumonic plague?

Plague : The bacterium can be cultured from the usually bloody respiratory secretions. ...Read more

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Is an infectious disease doctor and pediatric infectious disease doctor the same thing?

Is an infectious disease doctor and pediatric infectious disease doctor the same thing?

Not Quite: This is a doctor, trained as a pediatrician. Then further training was obtained in the area of childhood infections. Thus they are specialists in the area of childhood (pediatric) infections. An infectious disease doctor usually is the same but with training for adults only.Or occasionally for all ages. ...Read more

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Went 2 infectious disease doc for pathogen testing specific 2 south korea..He had no clue. What kind of doc should I see, tropical disease doc?

More Info needed: Perhaps we could help you if you told us what your symptoms are; what you worry about; and why you feel something is wrong. Korea is a very safe place to visit and there is little of any concern medically to anyone from there or who has visited there. ...Read more

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Can you explain how an epidemic disease spreads?

That depends on the: actual disease. It is not the same for all. ...Read more