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Plague (cont.)

Plague Pictures

Media file 1: A hungry flea filled with plague bacteria. Courtesy of U.S. Army Environmental Hygiene Agency.
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Media file 2: A bubo. A tender, swollen lymph node in the groin area of a plague victim. The bubo forms generally in the region of the body where the infected flea has bitten the victim. Courtesy of Jack Poland, PhD, CDC, Fort Collins, Colo.
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Media file 3: Rock squirrel coughing the blood-streaked sputum of pneumonic plague. Courtesy of Ken Gage, PhD, CDC, Fort Collins, Colo.
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Media file 4: The "black death." A victim recovering from bubonic plague. At one time this person's entire body was black. Reprinted from McGovern TW, Friedlander AM. Plague. In: Sidell FR, Takafuji ET, Franz DR, eds. Medical Aspects of Chemical and Biological Warfare. Chapter 23 in: Zajtchuk R, Bellamy RF, eds. Textbook of Military, Medicine. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Army, Office of the Surgeon General, and Borden Institute; 1997: 493.
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Media file 5: The same plague victim as previous photo. The toes have gangrene and will probably need to be amputated.
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Media file 6: Bioterrorist Agents. Signs and symptoms to watch for. Chart courtesy of North Carolina Statewide Program for Infection Control and Epidemiology (SPICE), copyright University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/7/2013

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