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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Worldwide, only a few pneumonic plague outbreaks have been reported (12-15).
Pneumonic plague was suspected late after the onset of the outbreak in Zobia.
Most human plague is the bubonic form, which results from the bites of infected fleas; however, plague can also be transmitted to humans by handling infected animals or inhaling airborne droplets from the coughs of people with pneumonic plague.
Human-to-human transmission of pneumonic plague must have occurred, but as described by Ayyadurai et al.
All participating hospitals must have the capacity to isolate patients suspected of having a highly infectious disease such as smallpox, pneumonic plague or other potentially deadly communicable diseases.
illumitek's expertise and technology -- long used by the bioinformatic, genomic, business intelligence, data warehousing and CRM marketplaces -- is scheduled to contribute its advanced D3 abilities to biodefense organizations, which will be critical in the event of a bioterrorist act such as an anthrax or pneumonic plague outbreak or other biowarfare event.
The role of air travel in the transmission and dissemination of respiratory infections has been examined for severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), pneumonic plague, and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (3-6).
The threat would come through pneumonic plague, the most deadly and contagious form of the disease that results from inhalation of the bacterium.
Bubonic Plague is transmitted by flea bite, while Pneumonic Plague is transmitted through airborne infection.
We also assessed their perceptions of pneumonic plague and tested whether perceptions were associated with intentions.
During 1924-2006, a total of 13 human cases of primary pneumonic plague were documented in the United States, and [greater than or equal to] 5 were associated with felids (D.