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1. What causes plague?
The bacteria – Yersinia pestis is primarily responsible for plague. This bacterium is transmitted to humans through air-borne route and faecal–oral route along with the bite of fleas, contact of droplets and physical contact.
2. Can it spread from person to person?
Yes, it can spread from one person to another via the bite of fleas, droplets’ contact, physical contact, air-borne route and faecal–oral route. It usually spreads via the bite of fleas that have fed on infected animals.
3. What are the symptoms of plague?
Plague is characterised by following indications:
- Cough or dyspnoea
- Swollen lymph nodes
- Nausea or vomiting
- Bleeding, shock and gangrene
- Fever, headache, chills and weakness
4. What is plague?
Plague is a disease that is caused by the bacteria – Yersinia pestis. The bubonic plague is the most common type of plague. Pneumonic plague is other common type of plague.
5. Is plague completely curable?
Yes, plague is completely curable if it is diagnosed and treated early and correctly. It requires urgent care with the administration of antibiotics, intravenous fluids, respiratory support and oxygen.