Wanted: Yersinia pestis

Austin Janssen

Yersinia pestis

Yersinia pestis is a bacteria that causes many diseases, but I'm going to talk about the Bubonic Plague. It gets into your bloodstream through infected flea bites. It attacks your lymph nodes after it gets into your blood.


Almost 50% of bubonic plague cases that are not treated within 24 hours of the first found symptom. It is mostly just treated with lots of antibiotics. IVs are usually necessary as well.