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Thousands of people have been placed under quarantine in a town in northwest China after a man died of pneumonic plague
It is caused by the same bacteria that occurs in bubonic plague — the Black Death that killed an estimated 25 million people in Europe during the Middle Ages
Untreated pneumonic plague has a very high case-fatality ratio
There have been cases of pneumonic plague resulting from the dissection or handling of contaminated animal tissue. This is one type of the formerly known Black Plague. It could kill 90%-100% if they coughed and passed on the bacteria
Antibiotic treatment for 7 days will protect people who have had direct, close contact with infected patients. Wearing a close-fitting surgical mask also protects against infection
The pneumonia progresses for 2 to 4 days and may cause respiratory failure and shock. Without early treatment, patients will die