Bubonic plague is the most common and most easily
identified form of plague. It has the following characteristics:
- Incubation Period- 2-6 days.
- Lymphadenopathy and fever are both early symptoms of bubonic
- Patients develop buboes, which are grossly enlarged, extremely
tender lymph nodes draining at the respective site of inoculation.
- Progression of Disease- If bubonic
plague is not treated, the bacteria can spread through the bloodstream
causing septicemia or it can infect the lungs, causing a secondary
case of pneumonic plague. Rarely, it can progress to meningitis.