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Estimation of the Time-Varying Reproduction Number for Cases of Primary Pneumonic Plague
A sub-unit vaccine elicits IgG in serum, spleen cell cultures and bronchial washings and protects immunized animals against pneumonic plague.
Pneumonic plague may occur secondary to the dissemination of bubonic plague.
The pneumonic plague outbreak in Ziketan, was first detected on July 30.
Pneumonic plague is spread through the air and can be passed from person to person through coughing, according to the World Health Organisation.
Pneumonic plague is a highly virulent form of the plague, caused when the bacterium Yersinia pestis, which causes plague, infects the lungs.
A wounded terrorist infected with a deadly pneumonic plague virus boards a transcontinental train, prompting the authorities to take extreme steps to save millions from infection.
Mandavia learned a crucial piece of information: There's a critical difference between the bubonic plague and the highly contagious disease it can convert to, called the pneumonic plague.
Operation Red Clover" was a three-day scenario that involved a simulated intentional release of pneumonic plague and air delivery of SNS supplies by the Vermont National Guard to public clinics.
Septicemic and bubonic plague is transmitted with direct contact with a flea, whereas pneumonic plague is transmitted through airborne droplets of infected saliva.
Bubonic plague is characterized by swollen, pus-filled lymph nodes (buboes); septicemic plague causes disease in multiple organs throughout the body; and pneumonic plague primarily affects the lungs.
Specifically, in Table 1, "Potential Bioterrorism Agents," the authors identify the primary method of transmission of pneumonic plague as "contact with infected fleas.