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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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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

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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. Daniel Saurborn
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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