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Are general antibiotics effective against the plague?
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Dr. David Hardin
Wound care
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Several possibilitie
Generally treatment with tetracycline, streptomycin, gentamycin or Chloramphenicol are effective.
However if you believe you or someone else is infected see a physician to diagnose further.

In brief: Several possibilitie
Generally treatment with tetracycline, streptomycin, gentamycin or Chloramphenicol are effective.
However if you believe you or someone else is infected see a physician to diagnose further.
Dr. David Hardin
Dr. David Hardin
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
In brief: Helps most patients
Patients with suspected plague are put in strict isolation units and treatment is started with antibiotics such as gentamicin, streptomycin, doxycycline, tetracyline, Septra, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ciprofloxacin, or chloramphenicol.
With treatment, the death rate drops from about 50% to about 15% (the majority of the cases are bubonic plague). Pneumonic plague is fatal if treatment is not started in 24 hours.

In brief: Helps most patients
Patients with suspected plague are put in strict isolation units and treatment is started with antibiotics such as gentamicin, streptomycin, doxycycline, tetracyline, Septra, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ciprofloxacin, or chloramphenicol.
With treatment, the death rate drops from about 50% to about 15% (the majority of the cases are bubonic plague). Pneumonic plague is fatal if treatment is not started in 24 hours.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
Thank
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