Were you looking for information about Bubonic Plague? Bubonic plaque is a common misspelling of bubonic plague.
Bubonic plague is a disease that can affect humans and some animals, especially rodents and ectoparasites (such as fleas and lice). It is caused by the Yersinia pestis bacteria, which is transmitted when a person or animal is bitten by an infected flea or rodent. When the disease is suspected, the person is generally hospitalized and placed in isolation while the diagnosis is confirmed.
Antibiotics are typically used to treat this condition. The mortality rate for bubonic plague is 50 to 90 percent if not treated; the mortality rate is 15 percent when the disease is diagnosed and treated early.
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