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Bubonic Plague - Bubonic Plague Info
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- Bubonic Plague
If left untreated, bubonic plague has a mortality rate of 50 to 90 percent. This portion of the eMedTV archives discusses the causes, transmission, symptoms, and treatment of this disease and offers statistics on its prevalence throughout history.
- Bubonic Plague Cause
The bubonic plague cause is Yersinia pestis, a type of bacteria that primarily affects the lymph nodes. This eMedTV article offers information on this bacteria, including common carriers of it and how it is transmitted.
- Bubonic Plague Causes
Bubonic plague is usually contracted through the bite of infected animals, such as fleas, rodents, and lice. This eMedTV article lists more animals that can carry the bacteria and also explains the symptoms that bubonic plague causes.
- Bubonic Plague Cures
If someone becomes infected, early treatment for bubonic plague cures the disease in 85 percent of cases. This eMedTV Web page discusses the three techniques for plague prevention and offers statistics on cure rates.
- Bubonic Plague Info
Do people still get bubonic plague? As this eMedTV page explains, it's rare -- but possible -- for humans to become infected. This article provides some basic info on bubonic plague, such as the mortality rate, how it is spread, and more.