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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

Dr. Thomas Doyle
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Plague (Definition)

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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What are the scientific names for septicemic plague and pneumonic plague?

What are the scientific names for  septicemic plague and pneumonic plague?

They are...: The medical terms to characterize aspects of infection caused by the plague bacillus, Yersinia pestis. Septicemic means that the organism has caused a sepsis syndrome and the pneumonic means infection in the lung. Lung infection with plague can spread from person to person. ...Read more

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How effective is the treatment for the plague?

How effective is the treatment for the plague?

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 more

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What is the latest treatment for avian tuberculosis in humans?

What is the latest treatment for avian tuberculosis in humans?

M bovis?: If you mean m. Bovis: regular treatment without pza. Most importantly: must be treated by an expert doc! ...Read more

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What is the treatment for cholera in tropics?

What is the treatment for cholera in tropics?

Same as anywhere: Rehydration...Rehydration...Rehydration. Antibiotics like Doxycycline can be helpful but the most important discovery in cholera therapy was that oral rehydration works.... ...Read more

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

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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What is the difference between the pneumonic plague and bubonic plague?

What is the difference between the pneumonic plague and bubonic plague?

Lots: The hallmark of bubonic disease is the bubo, an extremely painful infected lymph node draining the area where the infected flea fed on the person. Pneumonic plague, the only transmissible form of the infection, can occur from spread of the bubonic stage through the bloodstream or be acquired airborne from someone else with pneumonic plague. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for tularemia?

What is the treatment for tularemia?

Antgibiotics: Streptomycin, gentamicin, doxycycline, and Ciprofloxacin are antibiotics which are commonly used to treat tularemia. ...Read more

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What is the best option for prevention of the anthrax infection?

What is the best option for prevention of the anthrax infection?

Vaccine and : Antibiotics. Depending on the circumstances, a person may get vaccination. If a person has been exposed, s/he may be put on prophylactic antibiotics. See the site below for more information http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002301/. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for tick borne encephalitis?

What is the treatment for tick borne encephalitis?

Tick Born Enceph.: Tick borne encepalitis (tbe) is treated supportively. There is no definitiive treatment. Care may include hospitalization, supportive nutritional care, mechanical ventilation, and corticosteroids in select cases. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for meningococcal disease?

What is the treatment for meningococcal disease?

Intensive care: Intensive care hospitalization, IV antibiotics, IV fluids, transfusions, respiratory and vascular support. Many prayers. See: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002325/. ...Read more

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What is the scientific name of the bubonic plague?

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. ...Read more

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Is there a modern day epidemic that is similar to the bubonic/ pneumonic plague?

Is there a modern day epidemic that is similar to the bubonic/ pneumonic plague?

There are a number : Of aspects of the Black Plague of the middle ages that are hard to match in the 21st century. In its spread and significant mortality rate and the dramatic angst that it caused, I would put the SARS outbreak up there. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for anthrax?

What is the treatment for anthrax?

Antibiotics: Ciprofloxacin/ levofloxacin/ doxicycline & penicillin are primary treatments for anthrax. Duration of rx depends on setting. See www.Bt.Cdc.Gov/agent/anthrax. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for mycobacterium tuberculosis infection?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for mycobacterium tuberculosis infection?

For TB: Treatment is empiric at first, most commonly using four drugs to avoid the development of resistant organisms. After testing of the bug (which can take 8 weeks), treatment can be narrowed to two drugs to which it is susceptible, but continued for a total of 6 months (at least). Treatment of TB works best when it is administered under direct supervision of a qualified public health official. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for elephantiasis?

What is the treatment for elephantiasis?

Anti microbial Tx: Antimicrobial treatment is the mainstay of efforts in this condition. Some of the drugs are quite toxic and need to be monitored. Surgery and supportive measures are sometimes needed. It is very important to look for concomitant infections. ...Read more

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What is the best or common treatment for malaria in ghana and can the malaria parasites be killed so that the patient is diagnosed free of the disease?

What is the best or common treatment for malaria in ghana and can the malaria parasites be killed so that the patient is diagnosed free of the disease?

Malaria: This depends upon the particular species of plasmodium with which one is infected. The doctors there are best qualified to make these choices, having the microscopic evidence with which to make the decisions. The parasites can generally be entirely eliminated, but the risk of re-infection is always present. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for rickettsial infection?

What is the best treatment for rickettsial infection?

Rickettsial Rx: Doxycycline is the drug of choice; it is preferred over other tetracyclines for treatment of rickettsial infections. Chloramphenicol may be used as an alternative but it has potential bone marrow toxicity. Recent data from europe suggest that fluoroquinolones, such as Ciprofloxacin and ofloxacin, may be effective in the treatment of certain rickettsial infections. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Pess
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Bubonic Plague (Definition)

Bubonic plague (black death) is a bacterial infection caused when fleas spread Yersinia pestis. Symptoms include: enlarged lymph nodes, fever, chills, headache, ...Read more