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    Yersinia Pestis - The Plague

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    After a series of biochemical tests and evaluation to determine several unknown bacteria, the bacterium Yersinia pestis was chosen to report. The discovery of Y. pestis dates back to 1894 by French/Swiss physician and bacteriologist named Alexandre Yersin. The name Yersinia pestis is synonymous with its more common name, the plague. Y. pestis is known to infect small rodents such as mice and rats, but is transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected animal or flea. Although this bacterium

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    Yersinia pestis is the cause of plague; it is also known as “Black Death” due to the millions of casualties it has caused. There are three pandemics that have been recorded. First major event was in 541-767 AD, the central and east parts Africa had been swarmed by the plague, killing 40-100 million.(1) The second major event was in 1346-1800 in parts of central Asia and Europe, killing around 25 million. The third major event was in the 1800s in China, killing around 12 million. Y. pestis was discovered

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    Yersinia pestis

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    Yersinia pestis Life History Yersinia pestis is the causative agent of the systemic invasive infectious disease often referred to as the plague. The Y. pestis is an extremely virulent pathogen that is likely to cause severe illness and death upon infection unless antibiotics are administered. In the past, Y. pestis has caused devastating epidemics during three periods of modern history; the Justinian Plague spread from the Middle East to the Mediterranean during the 6th-8th centuries AD and

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    Yersinia pestis - Bacteria Virulence and Symptoms Yersinia pestis appeared fairly early in history and is still prevailing today. Humans have come in contact with this bacterium in massive outbreaks throughout history, including the most famous Black Death of the 14th century. From the lack of knowledge of the bacteria and its ability to infect populations rapidly, the human race has suffered immensely. The bacterium is specialized with specific plasmids, Yersinia outer proteins as well as other

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    Plague - Bacillus Yersinia Pestis

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    Identification and Prevention of What Makes Life “Nasty, Brutish, and Short” Plague is caused by the bacterium bacillus Yersinia pestis, and is carried by rodents, fleas, and mammals. Plague takes three forms: bubonic, pneumonic, and septicemic. Bubonic plague affects the lymph glands, while the pneumonic and septicemic forms affect the lungs and the blood. Today, plague can be prevented by antibiotics and strict public health measures. Three methods of controlling carriers involve sanitizing

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    Fast and Furious: The Yersinia pestis Bacterium In 2014, Italy auctioned off Poveglia, one of its islands near Venice, for about $700,000 in order to help pay off some of the country’s national debt and conform to the European Union’s budgeting guidelines (Landini & Trogni, 2014). To most people, the thought of an Italian island near Venice may evoke charm, romance, and exoticness. Unfortunately, Poveglia is not that island. With its sordid past, Poveglia has been a deserted island for over 40

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    Yersinia pestis – Gerneal Infection, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment Yersinia pestis, the culprit behind the infamous Black Death, spread by rat fleas, has cast a shadow over human civilization, taken the lives of countless peasants and nobles alike like a violent brute who murders invariably. There are three major forms of infection stages, the bubonic plague, the septicemic plague, and the pneumonic plague (primary and secondary), all are lethal if not treated with proper antibiotics. Due

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    Introduction Yersinia pestis is a bacterium that causes the bubonic plague, in which one of its well-known symptoms is swollen lymph nodes called buboes to appear on the body (Perry and Fetherson 1999). Yersinia pestis evolved from clones of Y. pseudotuberculosis within the last 1,500 to 20,000 years, where it evolved separate times in China (Achtman et al. 1999). Yersinia pestis is spread through fleas feeding on infected and uninfected blood as well as open wound contact with infected blood (Titball

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    the illness (“Black Death” 1). 700 years later a strain of the Yersinia Pestis Bacterium (Y-Pestis) has been genetically linked to incidents of the Black Plague, the effect of the bacterium’s ability to morph into new strains have long term effect on pandemic incidents (Calloway 444). Interestingly, one can look father back and discover just how devastating the original Y Pestis Bacterium is. DNA strain traces of similar Y-Pestis bacterium found in the European plague have been found in more recent

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    the deadliest epidemics to ever hit mankind. It is estimated that this epidemic killed nearly 30%-60% of the population depending on the location. Recently, scholars have argued over the existence of the Black Death as a Plague in the form of Yersinia Pestis. Many argue, through scientific research and primary sources, that the Black Death was indeed a plague. Their critics argue that there is not enough evidence in the correlation of the scientific research and the primary sources to conclude that

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