pneumonic plague

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Noun1.pneumonic plague - 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

pneu·mon·ic plague

n. peste neumónica, forma de peste con síntomas de esputos sanguíneos, escalofríos y fiebre (calentura) alta que puede ser letal.
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The two officials discussed pressing global health challenges that are facing the world, including the outbreak of pneumonic plague in Madagascar and the ongoing cholera epidemic in Yemen, which has had over one million suspected cases since April 2017.
Since the epidemics of primary pneumonic plague in Manchuria in the early 20th century, few opportunities for the study of substantial epidemics have occurred (1).
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Officials fear people who died of the Black Death were dug up, spreading pneumonic plague, the highly contagious airborne version which always kills if untreated.
29) Anti-F1 and anti-V Abs protect mice against experimental pneumonic plague, but this protection is highly dependent on IFN-[gamma] and TNF-[alpha] production.
After initial outbreak in August, Madagascar continued to see cases of both bubonic and pneumonic plague.
Mr Dujarric says UN humanitarian officials in the Indian Ocean island nation reported 1,032 cases as of Wednesday, 67% of which were pneumonic plague.
Summary: Pneumonic plague has hit a popular travel destination and the UAE is warning residents not to visit
The latest award continues funding of the center, with individual projects on cancer, Lyme disease, pneumonic plague and chlamydial infection.
And yet efficiencies can thrive: the town of Surat, in Gujarat, has transformed in recent decades from being 'the filthiest city in India' - open sewers and decaying animal carcasses in the streets leading to fears of pneumonic plague - to a model city, with proper sewerage, reliable water systems and a power surplus: all thanks to a local government crackdown on corrupt practices.
pestis was initially passed from person to person--say, when an infected individual coughed on a healthy person--and most likely caused lung infections known as pneumonic plague or blood infections called septicemic plague, the researchers report in the Oct.
Pneumonic plague is one of the most deadly infectious diseases and can kill people within 24 hours.