These persons had interacted with the patients but did not show specific symptoms of pneumonic
Because the pneumonic
and typhoidal forms carry a risk of fatal outcome, a clinical suspicion, thorough history, and compatible clinical manifestations are indicators for initiating therapy.
A bioterrorism-related outbreak may be expected to be ariborne, causing a pulmonary variant, pneumonic
Given the presence and availability of plague around the world, the capacity for mass production and aerosol dissemination, the high fatality rate of pneumonic
plague, and the potential for rapid secondary spread, the potential use of plague as a biological weapon is of great concern.
Avecia has been awarded a three-year deal to produce 2,000 trial doses of a protein vaccine which creates immunity to pneumonic
form can be caused by inhalation or by hematogenous spread of the pathogen from other sites.
18, when a simulated terrorist group released pneumonic
plague along the Las Vegas strip.
There are several types of plague but Pneumonic
Plague is the only one which can be passed from person to person.
An aerosole pneumonic
plague bacteria is released simultaneously in two major U.
In a bioterrorist attack, plague would most likely occur as a pneumonic
A jet plane can carry a traveler infected with highly contagious pneumonic
plague from India to Europe in a few hours.
There is no effective vaccine against the pneumonic
form of plague, since the injected formalin-killed whole cell vaccine made many years ago does not protect against inhaled exposure to plague bacteria and has been withdrawn from the market.