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Does the plague effect children, the elderly and adults differently?
5 doctors weighed in

Aaron Stupple
General Practice
3 doctors agree
In brief: In treatment only
The main source of infection for Yersinia pestis, the cause of bubonic plague, is by contact with rodents and their fleas.
Therefore, children may be more likely to handle rodents or other animals in certain circumstances. Otherwise, the elderly may have a poorer prognosis as in most other illnesses. Tetracyclin, a common treatment, is not suitable for children under 8 years.

In brief: In treatment only
The main source of infection for Yersinia pestis, the cause of bubonic plague, is by contact with rodents and their fleas.
Therefore, children may be more likely to handle rodents or other animals in certain circumstances. Otherwise, the elderly may have a poorer prognosis as in most other illnesses. Tetracyclin, a common treatment, is not suitable for children under 8 years.
Aaron Stupple
Aaron Stupple
Answer assisted by Aaron Stupple, Medical Student
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology
In brief: See below
The extremes of age (children and elderly) and those who are immunocompromized are going to be more susceptible.

In brief: See below
The extremes of age (children and elderly) and those who are immunocompromized are going to be more susceptible.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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