Plague is an infectious disease caused by the bacteria Yersinia pestis. Transmission to humans occurs via fleas that have bitten infected rodents. There are three forms of plague that infect humans: bubonic, septicemic, and pneumonic. Antibiotics are the standard treatment for plague. Read more: Plague (Black Death) Article
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Treatment & Diagnosis
- Bloody Sputum (Hemoptysis)
- Shortness of Breath (Dyspnea)
- Chest Pain
- Swollen Lymph Nodes (Lymphadenopathy)
- Chronic Cough
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- Doctor: Getting the Most from Your Doctor's Appointment
- Insect bites: The Buzz on Summer Stings and Bites
- Anthrax and Beyond: Potential Bioterror Agents
Medications & Supplements
- Cipro, Cipro XR (ciprofloxacin) Antibiotic Side Effects
- Levaquin (levofloxacin) Antibiotic
- Cipro vs. Flagyl (Differences between Side Effects and Uses)
- Cipro, XR (ciprofloxacin) vs. Keflex (cephalexin)
- gentamicin injection (Garamycin)
- levofloxacin (Levaquin) Side Effects and Adverse Effects
- chloramphenicol (Chloromycetin, Econochlor, Ocu-Chlor [These are discontinued brands in the US])
- tetracycline (Sumycin)
- Levaquin vs. Zosyn
Prevention & Wellness
- Third Cat in Wyoming Tests Positive for Bubonic Plague
- Child in Idaho Has Plague
- Oldest Bubonic Bug's DNA Decoded
- Rats May Not Have Driven the Black Death Plague After All
- Plague May Have Spread From Madagascar to Seychelles
- Fleas Test Positive for Plague in Arizona
- Two More Plague Cases in New Mexico
- Untreated Vision Problems Plague U.S. Preschoolers
- FDA Bolsters Warnings About Class of Antibiotics
- Plague May Have Infected Humans Earlier Than Thought
- Did One Gene Mutation Launch the Black Death?
- Avelox Approved for Plague
- Colorado Dog Key to U.S. Plague Outbreak, Study Confirms
- New York City Rats Carry Fleas Known to Transmit Plague
- Spending on Medical Research Falls in U.S. While Growing Globally
- Study Probes Origins of 2 Ancient, Deadly Plagues
- Undiagnosed Eye Problems Plague Some U.S. Veterans
- Plague FAQ
- Plague Rare in U.S., Surfacing in More Affluent Areas
- Levaquin Approved to Treat or Prevent Plague
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