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Types of Plague - Yersinia Pestis
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- Types of Plague
Bubonic plague, septicemic plague, and pneumonic plague are the three types of plague. This portion of the eMedTV archives explains the symptoms and transmission methods of each of these types in detail.
- What Caused the Plague?
What caused the plague? As this eMedTV resource explains, the plague was contracted through the bites of infected fleas and rodents (a common transmission method today). This page also lists possible symptoms of plague, such as swollen lymph nodes.
- What Causes the Bubonic Plague?
As this eMedTV page explains, the bubonic plague is caused by a type of bacteria called Yersinia pestis. This article takes a look at what Yersinia pestis is, where it is found, and how it is most commonly transmitted.
- What Is the Bubonic Plague?
The bubonic plague is characterized by large, infected lymph nodes, or buboes. This eMedTV segment takes a closer look at what the bubonic plague is, including its primary symptom and mortality rates.
- What Is the Cure for Bubonic Plague?
Many people wonder, "What is the cure for bubonic plague?" As this eMedTV page explains, antibiotics and supportive care are the treatments of choice. Early treatment is another key to a successful recovery from the bubonic plague.
- What Is the Cure for the Bubonic Plague?
What is the cure for the bubonic plague? Treatment with antibiotics cures it in the majority of cases. This eMedTV Web page discusses measures used to prevent plague from occurring in the first place, which may be the best cure.
- Where Is Plague?
Where is plague? Plague typically occurs in Asia, Africa, and South America. This eMedTV Web page offers statistics on the number of cases, explains what generally causes it, and describes common areas where plague has occurred.
- Yersinia Pestis
Yersinia pestis are bacteria often found in rats and other animals, and can cause plague. This eMedTV Web page discusses this organism in detail, including transmission methods, and offers statistics about how often human infections typically occur.