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If a person does become infected with the Yersinia pestis bacteria, early treatment is one of the best bubonic plague cures. Plague vaccines are no longer available in the United States. Therefore, the most reliable of all bubonic plague cures is preventing it from occurring. In high-risk areas, this is often achieved through preventative drug therapy, public health education, and environmental management.
The best bubonic plague cure is preventing it in the first place. If a person does develop bubonic plague, early treatment offers the best chance for recovery. The plague vaccine is no longer available in the United States as a bubonic plague cure.
Plague will probably continue to exist in its many localized geographic areas around the world, and plague outbreaks in wild rodent hosts will likely continue to occur. Therefore, plague prevention is directed toward reducing the threat of infection in humans in high-risk areas, because attempts to eliminate wild rodent plague are costly and futile. This prevention includes three different techniques:
- Preventative drug therapy
- Public health education
- Environmental management.
(Click Plague Prevention for more information on techniques that can offer a preventative cure for bubonic plague.)
Because bubonic plague is a rapidly progressive illness that can result in death within one week of infection, it is important that the disease be diagnosed and treated early. Early treatments for bubonic plague offer bubonic plague cures in 85 percent of cases. Untreated, the body is able to effectively fight the plague bacteria (Yersinia pestis) and cure bubonic plague in 10 to 50 percent of cases.