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WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION(WHO)

PREVENTION AND CONTROL MEASURES FOR STRUGGLING AGAINST THE PLAGUE

  1. PREVENTION AND CONTROL MEASURES
  2. Preventive measures include informing people when zoonotic plague is present in their environment and advising them to take precautions against flea bites and not to handle animal carcasses. The most rapid and effective method for controlling fleas is to apply an appropriate insecticide formulated as a dust or low-volume spray. People, especially health workers, should also avoid direct contact with infected tissues such as buboes, or close exposure to patients with pneumonic plague.

    Important prevention and control measures are primarily intended to reduce human transmission and avoid increase in epidemic. These include:

  3. TREATMENT

Rapid diagnosis and treatment is essential to reduce complications and fatality. Effective treatment methods enable plague patients to be cured, if diagnosed in time. These methods include the administration of antibiotics as Aminoglycosides, Fluoroquinolones, Sulfonamides and supportive therapy.