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Bobonic Plague

Were you looking for information about Bubonic Plague? Bobonic plague is a common misspelling of bubonic plague.
The bubonic plague is an illness that occurs in humans, rodents, and ectoparasites (fleas and lice). It is typically spread by being bitten by an infected flea or rodent. Approximately 10 to 20 people in the United States develop bubonic plague each year from flea or rodent bites. Person-to-person infection is extremely rare -- in fact, the United States has not seen any cases of this type of transmission since 1924.
Treatment for this type of plague usually involves antibiotics and supportive care. If left untreated, plague bacteria can multiply in the bloodstream, causing septicemic plague or pneumonic plague. The mortality rate is 50 to 90 percent if not treated; when the disease is diagnosed and treated early, the mortality rate is 15 percent.
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