The Bubonic Plague

By: Jamailah, Kennedy, and Mallory

WHAT CAUSES THE BUBONIC PLAGUE?

The Bubonic Plague is caused by a bacteria called Yersinia Pestis. This bacteria is found on many animals all around the world and also on fleas.

How is the Bubonic Plague transmitted?

The disease is transmitted by the bites of fleas that have bit other animals. Some animals include mice, rats rabbits, squirrels, chipmunks, and prairie dogs. It can be spread by direct contact with an infected person or animal or by eating an animal that is infected. Also the Bubonic Plague is transmitted by scratches or bites from domestic cats.
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WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF THE DISEASE?

The symptoms are fever, chills, headaches, seizures, muscle pain, general weakness and you might also get swollen lymph nodes called buboes.

HOW IS THE DISEASE TREATED?

If you have symptoms your doctor will prescribe you antibiotics. Treatment usually involves powerful antibiotics, intravenous fluids, oxygen, and breathing support.

WAYS YOU CAN PREVENT YOURSELF FROM GETTING THE BUBONIC PLAGUE.

You need to keep the rodent population under control, keep your home free from stacks or firewood, rock and brush, don't leave pet food out and protect your pets from fleas. There is a vaccine available also.

A Quote By Alan Huffman A Non-Fiction Author.

Anyone who was alive during the outbreak of the bubonic plague in the 14th century experienced something terrifyingly close to the widespread death and chaos of an apocalyptic event.
~Alan Huffman
Black Death Song - Bubonic Plague Lesson