plague pneumonia


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Noun1.plague pneumonia - a rapidly progressive and frequently fatal form of the plague that can spread through the air from person to person; characterized by lung involvement with chill, bloody expectoration and high fever
pest, pestilence, pestis, plague - a serious (sometimes fatal) infection of rodents caused by Yersinia pestis and accidentally transmitted to humans by the bite of a flea that has bitten an infected animal
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Primary plague pneumonia contracted from a domestic cat at South Lake Tahoe, California.
Common complications of septicemia include plague pneumonia, plague meningitis, plague endophthalmitis, hepatic and splenic abscesses, and generalized lymphadenopathy.
Human to human infection occurs when a person with plague pneumonia coughs and spreads the bacteria into the air, which is then inhaled by others.