Yersinia Pestis Antibiotic Prophylaxis
People who are exposed to an individual with pneumonic plague require antibiotics for seven days, in order to prevent the disease.
- Prophylactic antibiotics should be given to those who have been exposed to rodent fleas during a plague outbreak.
- Prophylactic antibiotic therapy is recommended for persons who have handled an animal that is infected with the plague.
- Prophylactic antibiotic therapy is recommended for persons who have had close exposure to a person or an animal with plague pneumonia.
- Antibiotics for prophylaxis against plague:
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