pneumonic plague


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pneu·mon·ic plague

a rapidly progressive and frequently fatal form of plague in which there are areas of pulmonary consolidation, with chills, pain in the side, bloody expectoration, high fever, and possible human-to-human transmission.
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pneu·mon·ic plague

(nū-mon'ik plāg)
A rapidly progressive and frequently fatal form of plague in which there are areas of pulmonary consolidation, with chills, pain in the side, bloody expectoration, and high fever.
See also: Yersinia pestis
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pneumonic plague

A severe and often fatal complication of bubonic PLAGUE in which the infection spreads to the lungs. Unlike bubonic plague, pneumonic plague can spread directly from case to case.
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pneumonic plague

see BLACK DEATH.
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Outbreak of human pneumonic plague with dog-to-human and possible human-to human transmission--Colorado, June-July 2014.
A sub-unit vaccine elicits IgG in serum, spleen cell cultures and bronchial washings and protects immunized animals against pneumonic plague. Vaccine.
The proportion of [E.sub.H] progresses and becomes infected by bubonic plague [I.sub.HB], septicemic plague [I.sub.HS], or pneumonic plague [I.sub.HP] at the rate [[alpha].sub.2] and proportion to [v.sub.1], [v.sub.2], or [v.sub.3], respectively.
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The pneumonic plague outbreak in Ziketan, was first detected on July 30.
Pneumonic plague is spread through the air and can be passed from person to person through coughing, according to the World Health Organisation.
Two people are reported to have died from highly infectious pneumonic plague in a Tibetan town in China's northwestern Qinghai Province, prompting authorities to seal off the town of 10,000, state media reported Monday.
In Kansas City, Mo., thousands of Americans are falling ill or dying, Experts from the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta confirm that what they originally thought was an aggressive strain of influenza is actually the highly contagious, and often fatal, pneumonic plague. A disease similar to the bubonic plague that was the scourge of Medieval Europe has resurfaced in the heartland of America, and health-care officials are in a race against time to save lives and contain its spread.
A wounded terrorist infected with a deadly pneumonic plague virus boards a transcontinental train, prompting the authorities to take extreme steps to save millions from infection.
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