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Causes of Bubonic Plague - How Is Bubonic Plague Diagnosed?
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- Causes of Bubonic Plague
The causes of bubonic plague are Yersinia pestis bacteria, which are often found in rats, but, as this eMedTV article explains, are also found in other animals. This page also discusses how the bacteria is transmitted and symptoms of infection.
- Cure for Bubonic Plague
If a person becomes infected, the best cure for bubonic plague is early treatment. This eMedTV resource offers statistics on the cure rate provided by such treatment and also explains the three techniques used to prevent plague in high-risk areas.
- Cure for Plague
The best cure for plague is early treatment, as this eMedTV article explains. If a patient is diagnosed and treated early, there is an 85 percent chance of recovery. Since a vaccine is no longer available, prevention keeps the disease from spreading.
- Effects of the Bubonic Plague
Symptoms of the bubonic plague can range from diarrhea to enlarged lymph nodes to coma. This eMedTV segment describes these and other possible effects of the bubonic plague and also explains the incubation period for this disease.
- History of Plague
For years, the history of plague has had a massive effect on civilization. The information presented in this eMedTV Web page discusses references to plague in art and literature, and the findings of plague research that took place during the 1890s.
- How Is Bubonic Plague Diagnosed?
How is bubonic plague diagnosed? The doctor generally performs a physical exam and requests a blood sample. This eMedTV Web page explains the process in more detail and lists diseases that have symptoms similar to those of plague.