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Plague: Introduction

Plague: Plague is an infectious disease of animals and humans caused by a bacterium named Yersinia pestis. (Source: excerpt from CDC Plague Home Page: DVBID) ... more about Plague.

Plague: A rare but serious bacterial infection involving the bacterium Yersinia Pestis which can be carried by rodents and transmitted to humans by flea bites or through direct contact with an infected animal. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Plague is available below.

Symptoms of Plague

Treatments for Plague

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Plague?

Plague: Related Patient Stories

Plague: Deaths

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Alternative Treatments for Plague

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed in various sources as possibly beneficial for Plague may include:

  • Yersinia pestis nosode homeopathic prevention and treatment
  • Baptisia homeopathic prevention and treatment
  • Tarentula cubensis homeopathic prevention
  • Ignatia tincture homeopathic prevention
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Types of Plague

Diagnostic Tests for Plague

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Plague: Complications

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Causes of Plague

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Misdiagnosis and Plague

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Plague: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Plague: Animations

Prognosis for Plague

Prognosis for Plague: About 1 in 7 cases in the USA are fatal

Research about Plague

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Clinical Trials for Plague

The US based website lists information on both federally and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.

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Prevention of Plague

Prevention information for Plague has been compiled from various data sources and may be inaccurate or incomplete. None of these methods guarantee prevention of Plague.

Statistics for Plague

Plague: Broader Related Topics

Plague Message Boards

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Article Excerpts about Plague

Plague is an infectious disease of animals and humans caused by a bacterium named Yersinia pestis. (Source: excerpt from CDC Plague Home Page: DVBID)

Definitions of Plague:

The etiologic agent of PLAGUE in man, rats, ground squirrels, and other rodents. - (Source - Diseases Database)

A serious (sometimes fatal) infection of rodents caused by Yersinia pestis and accidentally transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected rat flea (especially bubonic plague) - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Plague is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Plague, or a subtype of Plague, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Plague as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet


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