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Bubonic Plague Symptoms

Bubonic Plague Symptoms in the Lungs

Other than the lymphatic system, the lungs are the organ most commonly affected by bubonic plague. Ten to 20 percent of people with bubonic plague will also develop symptoms in the lungs (also known as pneumonic plague).
Bubonic plague symptoms in the lungs can include:
  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Increased breathing
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Coughing up blood
  • Respiratory failure
  • Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).
Death typically occurs within two to six days. When bubonic plague reaches the lungs, the mortality rate is 75 percent, despite appropriate plague treatment.

Other Symptoms of Bubonic Plague

In less than 10 percent of people, plague meningitis can occur. Symptoms of plague meningitis include:
  • Stiff neck
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Confusion
  • Coma.

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