oa South African Medical Journal - Pneumonic plague : recovery in a proved case
|Article Title||Pneumonic plague : recovery in a proved case|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 * Department of Public Health|
|Publication Date||Feb 1943|
|Pages||57 - 60|
|Keyword(s)||Lobengula gerbilles, Pasteurella pestis, Pneumonic plague and Vaccine|
An outbreak of pneumonic plague in an urban Native location in the Orange Free State is descriptionbed. Nine cases occurred in the location and two in a subsidiary outbreak on a farm. The administrative measures which were taken to control the outbreak consisted of the enforcement of quarantine and the giving of live avirulent vaccine. Concentrated serum was also given as a prophylactic measure to close contacts. Antirodent work was carried out in the affected areas. The use of serum as a preventive measure is discussed. A case of proved pneumonic plague in which recovery occurred is descriptionbed.
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