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The plague is a serious bacterial infection that can be deadly. Sometimes referred to as the "black plague," the disease is caused by bacteria called Yersinia pestis. This bacteria is found on animals throughout the world and is usually[read article]

Tests for Plague

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A blood culture is a fairly routine test that checks for bacteria, yeast, and other microorganisms in the blood. The test is relatively simple for the patient and i...  More
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When you develop a respiratory tract infection or experience a lung-related disorder, a thick, mucus-like substance known as sputum is produced in the lungs. This s...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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A skin culture is used to test for germs that affect yourskin, fingernails,ortoenails. A skin culture might be called a mucosal culture if it involves the mucosa me...  More
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An X-ray is an imaging test that uses small amounts of radiation to produce pictures of the organs, tissues, and bones of the body. When focused on the chest, it ca...  More
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Polymerase Chain Reaction
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Bacterial Serologic Study
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Yersinia Species Culture
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Medical Procedures for Plague

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Oxygen therapy provides supplemental oxygen to people with breathing disorders.  More
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Administration of Intravenous Fluids
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Prescribed Medications for Plague

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STREPTOMYCIN (strep toe MYE sin) is an aminoglycoside antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or oth...  More
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TETRACYCLINE (tet ra SYE kleen) is a tetracycline antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other v...  More
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DOXYCYCLINE (dox i SYE kleen) is a tetracycline antibiotic. It kills certain bacteria or stops their growth. It is used to treat many kinds of infections, like dent...  More
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CIPROFLOXACIN (sip roe FLOX a sin) is a quinolone antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other v...  More
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GENTAMICIN (jen ta MYE sin) is an aminoglycoside antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other vi...  More
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