Plague

  • Sabine Enenkel
  • Wolfgang Stille

Abstract

Plague is still endemic in several countries of the Americas (e.g., the southern states of the USA, Brazil, Bolivia, Peru), Africa (e.g., Zaire, Madagascar, Kenya, Namibia, South Africa), and the Far East (Vietnam, Burma) [1].

Keywords

Streptomycin Meningitis Tetracycline Chlor Peru 

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    WHO Expert Committee (1976) Plague, fourth report. Tech Rep Ser No 447. WHO, GenevaGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sabine Enenkel
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Stille
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PediatricsUniversity Hospital, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-UniversitätFrankfurt/Main 70Germany
  2. 2.Department of Internal MedicineUniversity Hospital Johann Wolfgang Goethe-UniversitätFrankfurt/Main 70Germany

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