Plague

Ashley Kline

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History/ signs and symptoms

Plague was discovered in Hong Kong, China, India, England, and France.

Plague was discovered by Alexander Yersin

Signs and symptoms of the Pneumonic plague include:


  • coughing
  • Difficulty breathing
  • fever
  • frothing
  • bloody sputum
  • pain in the chest


Signs and symptoms of Septemic plague include


  • abdominal pain
  • bleeding
  • diarrhea
  • nausea
  • vomiting
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Causes and transmission

The Bubonic Plague is transmitted from a flea bite

The Pneumonic Plague is the only form that can be transmitted person to person

The Septicemic Plague can be transmitted from handling infected animals

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diagnosed

Plague is diagnosed by:

  • physical exam
  • blood tests
  • chest x-rays

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Treatment and prevention

Treatment for Plague is


  • Quarantine for two to four days
  • antibiotics
  • respratory therapy
  • if the person is not treated within 24 hours death will occur

Prevention



  • People should avoid wild animals
  • travle
  • receive vaccinations
  • sanitary conditions
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Data/statistics

In Egypt 50- 60% of the people died.

Ten to thirty people are infected annually in the southern part of the United states according to WHO.gov ( World Health Organization).

Fifty percent of the cases include people between the ages of 12-45 occurs in western U.S from late spring to fall.

The past, present and future of the bubonic plague - Sharon N. DeWitte

Forms of the disease

  • Bubonic infection of the lymph nodes
  • Pneumonic infection of the lungs
  • Septicemic infection of the blood