The plague

all about the bubonic plague


This disease is caused by a bacteria called yersinia pestis. And can be spread many ways. It is also highly contagious.

How is it transmitted?

The Bubonic plague is spread by flea bites, animals throughout the world, and contact with contaminated fluid or tissue.


people develop fever, headache,chills,and weakness, and one or more swollen lymph nodes.

How is it treated?

The bubonic plague does have a cure and there are available antibiotics.

ways to prevent getting the plague:

  • Eliminate nesting places for rodents around your home.
  • Avoid picking up dead animals.
  • Don't let animals sleep with you.
  • Use insect repellent so you don't get flea bites.

Interesting Facts

  • The song Ring around the Rosy is based on the bubonic plague.
  • The most recent case was in 2011 and the victim survived.
  • A long time ago the plague was called "The great mortality."
  • Nobody suspected fleas or rodents as causes for the disease.


"...Such fear and fanciful notions took possession of the living that almost all of them adopted the same cruel policy, which was entirely to avoid the sick and everything belonging to them. By so doing, each one thought he would secure his own safety.