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How is plague treated?
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Antibiotics,hospital
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: Antibiotics,hospital
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
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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Antibiotics
Plague typically refers to an infection caused by the germ yersina pestis, and transmitted by flea bites, the fleas often living on rats.
It is treated with supportive care and antibiotics, .

In brief: Antibiotics
Plague typically refers to an infection caused by the germ yersina pestis, and transmitted by flea bites, the fleas often living on rats.
It is treated with supportive care and antibiotics, .
Dr. Michael DePietro
Dr. Michael DePietro
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