pneumonic plague

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pneumonic plague 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
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Usage

In literature:

Pneumonic Plague is an even more dangerous form of this disease.
"A Guide to Health" by Mahatma Gandhi
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In news:

Pneumonic Plague Seen in Congo Outbreak.
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