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Yersinia pestis (Plague)

•* Bubonic plague is the most common form of naturally occurring plague and is typically acquired through the bite of an infected flea. Bubonic plague is characterized primarily by swollen, ...

By Mrs Sims-King www.SchoolHistory.co.uk

What really caused the plague? Today we know what causes the various types of plague. We know how to stop the bubonic plague and how to treat the pneumonic plague, we can even recognise the septicaemia plague.

Yersinia pestis and the Plague Sarah E. Rollins, MD,

left untreated, bubonic plague is fatal in 40% to 60% of cases, while untreated septicemic and pneumonic cases have a 100% mortality rate. 6

Bubonic Plague Lesson Plan

The Bubonic Plague: The Science and The Social Impact Bubonic Plague Lesson Plan

A - Plague

D epending on the circums tances, these forms may occur separately or in combination: • bubonic (the most common) • pneumonic • septicemic A bioweapon carrying Y. pestis is possible because the bacterium occurs in nature and could be isolated and grown in quantity in a laboratory.

Plague and Bioterrorism

There are two kinds of plague. Bubonic plague occurs in nature and is primarily a disease of rodents (usually rats, mice, prairie dogs, ground squirrels and chipmunks).

Prevention of Plague

The three principal clinical presentations of plague are bubonic, septicemic, and pneumonic. Bubonic plague, characterized by development of an acute regional lymphadenopathy, or bubo, is the ...

Bubonic Plague Media Coverage Report

Bubonic Plague Media Coverage Report As of 09/19/08 Total Hits: 94 Total Impressions: 522,625 Print Coverage 12 Hits 522,625 Impressions • The Hartford Courant, " Connecticut Boy Scout Fully Recovered From Plague," 08/27/2008 • Associated Press, "Wyo. Health Officials Investigate Case of ...

The Hundred Years' War and the Plague

398 Chapter 14 MAIN IDEA WHY IT MATTERS NOW TERMS & NAMES RELIGIOUS AND ETHICAL SYSTEMS In the 1300s, Europe was torn apart by religious strife, the bubonic plague, and the Hundred Years' War.


Uncomplicated bubonic plague is not contagious and patients do not place their family, friends, or health are rkers at risk. ...