plague pneumonia

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Synonyms for plague pneumonia

a rapidly progressive and frequently fatal form of the plague that can spread through the air from person to person

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The Department of Defense has a continuing requirement for a licensed vaccine that is effective against plague pneumonia since such a vaccine is a needed biodefense component for protection on the battlefield of our armed forces against plague organisms," said Dr.
Plague pneumonia is highly contagious because large numbers of plague bacteria can rapidly spread person-to-person through coughing and initial symptoms are similar to the flu.
pestis; however, no histologic evidence of plague pneumonia was discovered.
Antibiotic prophylaxis might be indicated for close contacts (who come within 2 m) of patients with plague pneumonia (5).