Types of plague

Plague was one of the deadly diseases of the yester years. Epidemics have occurred even a few years back. There are three main types of plague:

  1. Bubonic plague
  2. Pneumonic plague
  3. Septicemic plague

Bubonic plague manifests with inguinal lymph node swellings (bubo) and hence the name.

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