septicemic plague


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Noun1.septicemic plague - an especially dangerous and generally fatal form of the plague in which infecting organisms invade the bloodstream; does not spread from person to person
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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The 113 cases of pneumonic plague far outnumbered the 40 bubonic, 6 mixed, and 2 septicemic plague cases (Table).
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.
Bubonic is one of three commons types of plague along with pneumonic plague, an infection of the lungs, and septicemic plague, an infection of the blood, according to (https://www.
Septicemic plague, accounting for approximately 10% of cases, can occur from a flea bite or from direct contact with infectious fluids; infection spreads directly through the bloodstream with no localizing signs.
Bubonic plague can progress to septicemic plague if bacteria move from the lymphatic into the circulatory system.
Three forms of plague are recognized in cats and people: bubonic plague, septicemic plague and pneumonic plague.