Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Three (3) People Contract Pneumonic Plague in Trujillo, Peru as Fears of an Outbreak Increase

I happened to catch this plague outbreak in Trujillo, Peru story right before I was about to go to bed. Apparently, the pneumonic plague develops from bubonic plague where the bacteria enters the bloodstream and is transported to the lungs. You will have to trust the Google translator for this one, because the original article is not in English.

An outbreak of pneumonic plague, virulent disease with high mortality rate, was detected in Trujillo. Three patients, including a resident doctor and a medical student, whose health is serious, so the doctors are striving to save their lives.

This evil is a complication of bubonic plague, that is, that when a patient is not treated properly or promptly, it creates a generalized infection in humans and the bacterium Yersinia pestis (causing bubonic plague) spreads through blood and infects the lungs, causing pneumonic plague.

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