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...ng after all that has happened to these people that there is no possible cure or any way to prevent this but there is. You first want to contact a doctor or even go to the hospital, if you don’t you could get more people sick or even die yourself from it. The “New York Times” has an article on treatment and prevention on the black plague stating, “Antibiotics such as streptomycin, gentamicin, doxycycline, or ciprofloxacin are used to treat plague. Oxygen, intravenous fluids, and respiratory support usually are also needed”. You should also take antibiotics if you have been exposed to wild rodent fleas during a plague outbreak in animals, or to a possible plague-infected animal. It may be hard to believe that such a small bacteria such as the Yersinia Pestis can cause so much damage to the human body and to the world, and affect millions of people in different places.
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