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  • The Bubonic Plague

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    The Bubonic Plague Introduction Plague, was a term that was applied in the Middle Ages to all fatal epidemic diseases, but now it is only applied to an acute, infectious, contagious disease of rodents and humans, caused by a short, thin, gram-negative bacillus. In humans, plague occurs in three forms: bubonic plague, pneumonic plague, and septicemic plague. The best known form is the bubonic plague and it is named after buboes, or enlarged, inflamed lymph nodes, which are characteristics

  • The Bubonic Plague

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    THE BUBONIC PLAGUE Can one single infested rat change the whole course of history? During Shakespeare’s time it changed almost every single person’s life. Shakespeare was very affected by the Bubonic plague caused by the rats. Shakespeare had three sisters and a brother that were killed by this deadly disease. His only son was also killed by the Bubonic Plague. Many of the theaters were shut down out of fear of the disease. Before Shakespeare was born, the outbreak of 1563 of the plague killed over

  • The Bubonic Plague

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    The Bubonic Plague Imagine this, one-day everyone you know is beginning to die. The world as you know it has been completely desecrated, polluted with a plague of death…a plague of black death. Many people are familiar with the bubonic plague. However not too many people are familiar with the widespread fatality the bubonic plague caused. Complete social changes followed the bubonic plague. From 542 to 1900 A.D. the bubonic plague killed approximately 37,685,229 people. It is thought that one

  • The Bubonic Plague

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    The Bubonic Plague The symptoms for the Bubonic Plague are in an order. First the heart beats wildly as it tries to pump blood through swollen tissues. Next your nervous system starts to collapse into itself, causing very great pain and bizarre movements of the arms and legs. Next, as death neared, your mouth would gap open and your skin would blacken from internal bleeding. The end usually would come around the fifth day. Other symptoms are high fever (between 101 and 105 degrees F), aching

  • The Bubonic Plague

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    Bubonic plague is a bacterial infection caused by Yersinia pestis. This infection was named after Alexandre Yersin, a bacteriologist and physician who first discovered that this bacterium was the cause of the bubonic plague. Bubonic plague is known by different names such as Black Death and Black Plague. Black Death and Black Plague seemed to have been the perfect names at the moment because black symbolizes pain, misery, and death. The appearance of a black dot in the underarm area also influenced

  • The Bubonic Plague

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    Introduction Bubonic plague is classified as a Zoonotic disease which is circulated mainly by fleas on small rodents. The bubonic plague is considered to be part of the three bacteria infections types which are brought about by Yersinia pestis. It is of great essence to note that Yersinia pestis is the bacteria species which was previously termed as Pasteurella pestis which belongs to the Enterobacteriaceae family. In the event it is left untreated, the bubonic plague is considered to kill around

  • Bubonic Plague

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    experiences the spread of the deadly bubonic plague The questions arose as to where the Black Plague spread from? Do we call this the end of Maynard Evans High? Taken to professional laboratories, all the staff took tests to reveal if they were already diagnosed with the plague after the case was revealed that the janitors had been diagnosed with this. A diagnosis of bubonic plague is often confirmed by looking at a sample of blood under a microscope for evidence of plague bacteria. Investigators, at first

  • What is the Bubonic Plague?

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    What is the Bubonic Plague? The Bubonic Plague is a disease that is caused by a germ called Yersinia pestis. It is spread to humans by fleas from infected rodents. In the 1300s, fourth of the population of Europe was destroyed. The disease causes swelling of the lymph glands (up to the size of a hens egg). The Greek word for groin is boubon, which is bubonic. The number of reported human cases of this plague in the United States has increased since the 1960s because the environment isn't staying

  • An Essay On The Bubonic Plague

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    The Bubonic Plague, otherwise known as the Black Death was a raging disease. Most people thought of it as the physical Grim Reaper of their town or community. The disease lasted about six years, 1347 to 1352. The Bubonic Plague was a travesty that has traveled throughout Europe and has raged and decimated both large and small towns, putting Europe through a lot. The disease spread through a bacteria called Yersinia Pestis. The bacteria itself can clog small blood vessels, causing them to burst. The

  • Cause Of The Bubonic Plague

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    The Bubonic Plague also known as the “Black Death” was the worst disease in history to hit Europe. It was in full swing during the beginning of the 1300’s. The origins of the Plague can be traced back too the Gobi desert of Mongolia. While it was in the desert it did not have a large enough or dense enough population to fully spread. The cause for the sudden surge of infections and deaths has never been fully identified. What historians think happened was that from the Gobi it spread across in every