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Bubonic Plague Pictures: Neck Bubo

Photos of Bubonic Plague Infections and Transmission


Updated February 13, 2009

Neck bubo

Picture of the neck of a person with bubonic plague, showing a swollen lymph gland, called a "bubo."

Photo courtesy of the CDC
After the incubation period of 2 to 6 days, symptoms of bubonic plague appear, including severe malaise, headache, shaking chills, fever and pain and swelling in the lymph nodes. The swollen lymph nodes are called "buboes."

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