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Primary bubonic plague case-patients more often received effective antibiotics, although the difference was not substantial (bubonic 89%; septicemic 81%; pneumonic 79%).
After an outbreak occurred in Kyrgyzstan, the World Health Organisation's (WHO) epidemic disease expert Eric Bertherat told the BBC: "Because bubonic plague is such a rare event, local medical staff are not prepared to diagnose the disease and treat it appropriately, which means the first patient usually dies without even a diagnostic.
His research focused on the bubonic plague, which was the subject of a fatwa by Saudi cleric Nasir al-Fahd, who said the Prophet would be happy if the plague could be unleashed to wipe out Europe.
Researchers extracted the DNA of the disease bacterium, Yersinia pestis, from the largest teeth in some of the skulls retrieved, and compared it to the strain of bubonic plague preserved there with the one that killed 60 people in Madagascar recently.
BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan (TAP) -Four people have been hospitalised and 160 quarantined after a 15-year-old boy, Temirbek Isakunov, who ate marmot meat died of the bubonic plague last week, the Kyrgyz Ministry of Health said Wednesday according to AP News.
ByE[currency]KEK (CyHAN)- Kyrgyzstan's health officials are on alert after a local teenager died of bubonic plague caught from eating barbecued marmot, the apparent vector for the deadly disease.
Which animal species carried the fleas responsible for the bubonic plague epidemics of the Middle Ages?
Summary: A seven-year-old girl in Colorado is recovering from bubonic plague.
The Black Death, or bubonic plague, wiped out nearly half of Western Europe's population starting around 1350.
They also learned that the strain is the mother of all modern bubonic plague bacteria.
The opening was quickly followed by news reports of a breakthrough in a cure for the bubonic plague, by scientists at Albany Medical College in New York.
Ugarte says the boy, who had Down syndrome, died of bubonic plague July 26.