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What are different ways to treat pneumonic plague?

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Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: Antibiotics and luck

Pneumonic plague is thought to be uniformly fatal.
Antibiotics can stop the progression to death, but must be given within 24 hours of first symptoms. The "streptomycin class" , tetracyclines, and others can be effective. Antibiotic treatment can protect people who have had direct, close contact with infected patients. Wearing a well fit mask is critical to prevent spread.

In brief: Antibiotics and luck

Pneumonic plague is thought to be uniformly fatal.
Antibiotics can stop the progression to death, but must be given within 24 hours of first symptoms. The "streptomycin class" , tetracyclines, and others can be effective. Antibiotic treatment can protect people who have had direct, close contact with infected patients. Wearing a well fit mask is critical to prevent spread.
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