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Pictures of the Yersinia Pestis Bacteria - Plague Incubation Period
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Plague is a general term for three diseases caused by bacteria called Yersinia pestis. The information in this eMedTV segment covers the history, types, transmission, treatment, and prevention of the disease, and offers links to more information.
- Plague and Animals
As this eMedTV page explains, fleas, rats, and squirrels are all potential carriers of the bacteria that cause plague, and animals should be handled properly in order to avoid transmission in high-risk areas. Homes should also be made rodent-proof.
- Plague Bacteria
Yersinia pestis, also known as plague bacteria, has caused widespread outbreaks throughout history. This eMedTV page explains the history and different types of plague, and discusses prevention, transmission, incubation period, symptoms, and treatment.
- Plague Diagnosis
This eMedTV Web page describes the process doctors use and conditions that need to be ruled out when making a plague diagnosis. In most cases, a physical exam is performed, a medical history is gathered, and a blood or sputum sample is collected.
- Plague Disease
This part of the eMedTV site deals with plague, an infectious disease that can affect humans as well as animals. This article takes a look at symptoms and transmission, and includes a link to more detailed information on this condition.
- Plague Incubation Period
The plague incubation period is the time between being infected and the beginning of symptoms. This page of the eMedTV archives discusses the average length of time for both bubonic plague and pneumonic plague.