The Bubonic Plague

THE BLACK DEATH

Cause of The Disease.

The bacteria Yersinia caused the disease.

How is the disease transmitted?

The disease is transmitted by a bite of a infected flea.
The past, present and future of the bubonic plague - Sharon N. DeWitte
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What are the symptoms?

The symptoms are fever, headaches, chills, and swollen lymph glands (chin and neck area)

How is the disease treated?

The disease can be treated with streptomycin, gentamicin, doxycycline, or ciprofloxacin.
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Ways to prevent the disease.

Stay away from animals and pets. Eliminate nests and materials for nests. Use insect repellent that contains DEET.

Interesting Facts

  • the plague doctors wore scary masks to ward of the disease
  • the song ring around around the rosy comes from it
  • 50 million people died from the disease
  • 60% of Europe's population died
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The Plague Doctor

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