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Pneumonic plague still around?

Pneumonic plague still around?

Yes ! Yersinia: 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

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 does pneumonic plague start?

How does pneumonic plague start?

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 should I do to avoid the pneumonic plague?

What should I do to avoid the pneumonic plague?

Pneumonic plague: Can be acquired two days: by being coughed upon by someone who has pneumonic plague ( this is called primary) or by bloodstream spread from the bubonic focus to the lung. Avoidance consists of not being in areas endemic for Y. pestis. ...Read more

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What are different ways to treat pneumonic plague?

What are different ways to treat pneumonic plague?

Antibiotics and luck: Pneumonic plague is thought to be uniformly fatal. Antibiotics can stop the progression to death, but must be given within 24 hours of first symptoms. The "streptomycin class" , tetracyclines, and others can be effective. Antibiotic treatment can protect people who have had direct, close contact with infected patients. Wearing a well fit mask is critical to prevent spread. ...Read more

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How did pneumonic plague kill?

Pneumonic plague: Plague causes a very severe form of pneumonia and deprives the body of oxygen. It can spread very easily from person to person. ...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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What is the time for pneumonic plague to kill if left untreated?

What is the time for pneumonic plague to kill if left untreated?

The hemorrhagic lung: Infection due to Yersinia pestis, the plague bacillus, is fatal within several days without treatment and is often fatal even with therapy. The pneumonia from plague is the form that transmit from person to person. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the pneumonic plague to kill if untreated?

Bubonic plague: Without treatment bubonic plague kills two out of three people in 4 days. ...Read more

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Do you think that there will be another epidemic of the pneumonic plague?

This is a rather: Low tech fear, the pneumonic version of bubonic plague, the middle age black death, is rat born and bacterial caused, not showing particular resistence. The "Andromeda strains" viral hemmorhagic fevers are much more dramatic, as are the bird flu's like the 1918 von Economo epidemic...We have less effective agents against airborne and blood borne viruses than bacteria. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Pneumonic Plague (Definition)

Pneumonic plague is a rare condition of lung infection by the plague bacteria causing fever, cough, shortness of ...Read more


Mortality (Definition)

Mortality is being susceptible to death. The mortality rate is the frequency at which people ...Read more