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Pneumonic plague cause?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Pneumonic plague

Is caused by yersinia pestis and is produced one of two ways, spread through the bloodstream to the lungs from bubonic plague caused by an infected flea bite (that is called secondary pneumonic plague) or directly by respiratory spread from someone with pneumonic plague (that is called primary pneumonic plague).

In brief: Pneumonic plague

Is caused by yersinia pestis and is produced one of two ways, spread through the bloodstream to the lungs from bubonic plague caused by an infected flea bite (that is called secondary pneumonic plague) or directly by respiratory spread from someone with pneumonic plague (that is called primary pneumonic plague).
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Dr. Larry Lutwick
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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