Bubonic Plague

By: Ryan Sartain


Bubonic Plague is caused by people or animals being bitten by fleas with the Yersinia Pestis Bacteria.


People who are sick with Bubonic plague get tender, painful, swollen nodes the size of chicken eggs around the arm pit and/or neck that rapidly spread. if the patient is not treated with thee right medicine it can spread all over their body. They can swell up to the size of apples before bursting. Other symptoms are fever, chills, headache, weakness, vomiting, and muscles aches. If you get the Bubonic Plague there is a 50% chance you will die.
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Bubonic plague is located Mostly in Africa. Mostly urban in areas, over crowding, poor sanitation, and high rat population places. In the U.S.A. most cases are in new mexico, Arizona, California, and Colorado. during 1334-1354 the Bubonic Plague was mostly in Europe.

cases and deaths

Bubonic Plague is estimated 175 to 200 million deaths over all. Madagascar battled an outbreak in December of 2013. Bubonic Plague came to America during the 1900s. Most cases in U.S.A. in 2013 are in Arizona, New Mexico, California, and Colorado.
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Bubonic Plague is transmitted when a flea with Yersinia Pestis Bactria in its body bits a person. Then the person goes around other people and they catch it. If one person has it you can get it from them.

Prevention and cured

If you want to prevent from getting The Bubonic Plague you need to rodent proof your home. keep your pets flea free, and use insect repellent if you will be camping, hiking, or working outside. dony let animals with fleas to sleep on your bed. Wear gloves if handling infected animals. remove brush, rock piles, junk, and firewood. There is no known cure for the Bubonic Plague.


This is a little about the history of Bubonic Placue the doctors that dealt with Bubonic Plague wore a long dark cloak, a black hat, and a long bird beak mask. The masks were made to make the smell not as bad. The masks were like early gas masks.
Bubonic Plague originated in China in 1334. The Bubonic plague is one of the reasons why the Roman Empire fell in 476 C.E. When Bubonic Plague hit Europe in 1334 it killed 60% of Europe's population. it took 150 years for Europe to grow back after Buboinc Plague hit Europe. At that time in Europe there weren't enough survivors left to bury all the dead. In 1353 the worst year of Bubonic Plague was was over. The poem Ring around the Rosie is about the Bubonic Plague. The Bubonic Plague is responsible for an estimate of 50 million deaths over all.
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