- Progression of Disease- If bubonic plague is
not treated, the bacteria can spread through the bloodstream causing
septicemia or it can infect the lungs, causing a secondary case
of pneumonic plague. Rarely, it can progress to meningitis.
- Individuals with bubonic plague may experience prostration,
restlessness, confusion, delirium, and a lack of coordination.
- Some patients may experience intestinal discomfort like nausea,
vomiting, diarrhea, and/or abdominal pain.
- The lymph nodes may begin to suppurate during the second week.