Wanted: Bubonic Plague
Bubonic Plague Pathogen
- The bubonic plague attacks the lymphatic system of the body, which is a major component of the human body's immune system.
- There are three different forms of this plague, Bubonic, Pneumonic, and Septicemic.
- This pathogen is transmitted from the fleas of infected rats.
- Bubonic plague can infect a variety of organisms including rock squirrels, wood rats, ground squirrels, prairie dogs, chipmunks, mice, voles, rabbits, and humans. Occasionally other species can become infected, causing an outbreak among animals.
- Bubonic plague can infect anybody
- Chills, fever, general ill feeling, headache, muscle pain, seizures
- Painful lymph gland swelling
- Can be found in the lymph nodes of the body
- The bubonic plague is most known for its killing of approximately one-third of Europe's population. The bubonic plague was and is found in China, Western Asia, Europe, England, Southwestern United States
- Treated Individuals: 1-15%
- Non-treated Individuals: 50%
- Avoid dead animals
- Eliminate nesting areas for rodents around your house
- Use insect repellent with DEET
- Protect pets from fleas and rodents
- No active vaccine
- Treated with antibiotics (Gentamicin, Doxycycline, Ciprofloxacin)
26 April 2015