Results on ancillary testing for this patient confirm a diagnosis of bubonic plague
Though no major epidemics of bubonic plague
have taken place since the early 20th century, small-scale outbreaks of the disease -- which can be treated by antibiotics -- continue to occur across the world, particularly in Asia.
is a potentially fatal bacterial infection called "Yersina pestis", noticeable by black bumps that sometimes develop on victims' bodies.
In so doing be looses his way when accounting for 80% of the global toll of human lives (15 million) caused by the Third Pandemic of bubonic plague
Thank God she had the bubonic plague
because if she had had the pneumonic plague, I would have been dead in 24 hours," Dr.
Symptoms of bubonic plague
include enlargement of lymph glands near the flea bite and rapid onset of fever and chills.
Known as the Black Death, the bubonic plague
pandemic that ravaged the Medieval Muslim and Christian worlds affected individuals at all levels of society.
The six epidemics are tuberculosis, still a threat today; bubonic plague
in Chinatown, San Francisco, at the turn of the last century; trachoma, the eye disease that immigrants at Ellis Island feared because it kept them from entering the country; typhus and the riots and fear it engendered at the US/Mexico border in 1917; AIDS and Haitian immigrants in the 1990s; and the fear of a cholera outbreak in Detroit in 1997, connected with the arrival of African immigrants.
To conduct the test, researchers posed as local physicians who were reporting fictitious cases of botulism, anthrax, smallpox, bubonic plague
, and other diseases to 19 public health agencies in 18 states nationwide.
It is the deadliest, transmitted human-to-human by breath droplets from victims with advanced infections of bubonic plague
, caught from infected fleas.
Dr Susan Scott,of the school of biological sciences, also claims the Black Death was not a form of bubonic plague
but a virus which spread from person to person.
None of these are features of modern rat-based bubonic plague
, even in its pneumonic form, as Cohn learned from twentieth-century research, especially from the Indian Plague Commission.