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Plague  Lesson 5
 Medical Management

Overview

  • Plague is an acute, rapidly severe, and potentially fatal illness unless treated promptly and correctly. Complications of infection may require intensive medical support services.
  • Yersinia pestis belongs to the bacterial family Enterobacteriaceae, and is responsive to most antimicrobials active against this group of bacteria.
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Page last modified September 7, 2004

  • Content source: CDC Emergency Risk Communication Branch (ERCB), Division of Emergency Operations (DEO), National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID)
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