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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

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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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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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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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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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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How did doctors learn how to treat the bubonic and pneumonic plague?

Treatment: Once medicine learned what the caused these plagues the search was on for a treatment. It was not until the advent of antibiotics that treatments became reliable and it was not until the second world war that medicine learned how to make antibiotic in large enough quantities to bring the price down to an affordable level. ...Read more

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

Very doubtful: With today's infection control knowledge and measures, as well as general lifestyle and hygiene, this is very doubtful even in a terrorist attack, and even if the bugs are genetically engineered, robin cook-style. ...Read more

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How did pneumonic plague kill?

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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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

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Have many people recently suffered from swine fever or the pneumonic plague?

No: A few cases of swine flu, and one case of bubonic plague.
Here's a link to a story about a girl who acquired plague: http://abcn. Ws/qt71sv.
And here's one about swine flu: http://n.Pr/oxtjta. This article notes there have been 29 cases since 7/2011.
As the climate changes we will see more case of unusual illnesses. And here's an article about that: http://usat. Ly/sqhxds. ...Read more

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Pneumonic plague cause?

Pneumonic plague cause?

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 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 is the pneumonic plague?

See below part 1: Pneumonic plague can be primary or secondary. Primary pneumonic plague can be acquired by inhalation of respiratory secretions or aerosolized droplets from infected animals or humans, or by laboratory exposure. Secondary pneumonic plague is more common and arises via hematogenous spread of bacteria from a bubo or other source. ...Read more

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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

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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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Could you die from pneumonic plague?

Yes: Pneumonic plague which is due to the bacterium yersinia pestis can be lethal. ...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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How does pneumonic plague affect anybody?

Lethally: Plague in the lung has a high fatality rate unless treated early and aggressively. Also, it is the only form of Yersinia pestis infection that can spread from person to person. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of pneumonic plague?

What are the symptoms of pneumonic plague?

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 does pneumonic plague affect your body?

How does pneumonic plague affect your body?

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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Can you die from pneumonic plague nowadays?

Yes, if untreated: This is a fatal disease if left untreated. Mortality is 50% even if treated with antibiotics known to be effective against yersinia pestis which is transmitted by fleas. ...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 your thoughts on the pneumonic plague?

What are your thoughts on the pneumonic plague?

Plague: It still exists. We have plague in the southwest and west US but most are bubonic. Pneumonic plague can be a complication of bubonic plague. The lung infection can be then spread from person to person. Outbreaks in recent years have occurred in Congo and Madagascar. ...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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What is the definition or description of: Pneumonic plague?

Pneumonic plague: (Black Plague) A serious bacterial infection caused by Yersinia pestis. In the pneumonic form of plague -
the lungs are involved. ...Read more

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If I were to meet someone with the pneumonic plague, could I catch it?

Yes: 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). Without treatment, pneumonic plague is fatal. ...Read more

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What are the effects of swine fever or pneumonic plague?

What are the effects of swine fever or pneumonic plague?

Swine fever?: I guess you are talking about the epidemic variant H1N1 influenza from several years ago. The mortality rate of pneumonic plague is usually over 50% and can be almost 100% if untreated. The mortality rate from that epidemic influenza was probably way under 1%. ...Read more

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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

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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


Dr. Corey Clay
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Pneumonic Plague (Definition)

(Black Plague) A serious bacterial infection caused by Yersinia pestis. In the pneumonic form of plague - ...Read more