pneumonic plague

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pneumonic plague

[nu̇′män·ik ′plāg]
(medicine)
A virulent type of plague in humans, with lung involvement.
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Specifically, the collaboration will focus on developing a nasal vaccine to prevent plague pneumonia, the most highly infectious and most lethal form of the disease resulting from inhalation of plague organisms.
Two (15%) patients developed secondary plague pneumonia, leading to administration of antibiotic prophylaxis to their health-care providers.
Onset of symptoms for primary plague pneumonia usually occurs within 2-3 days after exposure (1).