plague pneumonia

Definitions of plague pneumonia
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n a rapidly progressive and frequently fatal form of the plague that can spread through the air from person to person; characterized by lung involvement with chill, bloody expectoration and high fever

Synonyms:
pneumonic plague, pulmonic plague
Type of:
pest, pestilence, pestis, plague
a serious (sometimes fatal) infection of rodents caused by Yersinia pestis and accidentally transmitted to humans by the bite of a flea that has bitten an infected animal

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