Bubonic plague

Bubonic plague is one of three types of plague caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis. One to seven days after exposure to the bacteria, flu-like symptoms develop. These symptoms... Wikipedia

  • Specialty:  Infectious disease
  • Symptoms:  Fever, headaches, vomiting, swollen lymph nodes
  • Usual onset:  1–7 days after exposure
  • Causes:  Yersinia pestis spread by fleas
  • Diagnostic method:  Finding the bacterium in the blood, sputum, or lymph nodes
  • Treatment:  Antibiotics such as streptomycin, gentamicin, or doxycycline
  • Frequency:  650 cases reported a year
  • Deaths:  10% mortality with treatment, 30–90% if untreated
  • Data source:  DuckDuckGo