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bubonic plague:

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any contagious, malignant, epidemic disease, in particular the bubonic plague and the black plague (or Black Death), both forms of the same infection. These acute febrile diseases are caused by Yersinia pestis (Pasteurella pestis
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bubonic plague

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bubonic plague

ravages Oran, Algeria, where Dr. Rieux perseveres in his humanitarian endeavors. [Fr. Lit.: The Plague]
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bubonic plague

an acute infectious febrile disease characterized by chills, prostration, delirium, and formation of buboes: caused by the bite of a rat flea infected with the bacterium Yersinia pestis
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Giving up on the church after Behman wonders why they are killing women and children, they find the Black Plague is rampant in their homeland.
Behmen (Nicolas Cage) and best friend Felson (Ron Perlman) are Crusaders who turn their backs on the church and return home to discover that the Black Plague has ravaged their beloved land.
SEASON OF THE WITCH (15) Behmen (Nicolas Cage) and best friend Felson (Ron Perlman) are Crusaders who turn their backs on the church and return home to discover that the Black Plague has ravaged their beloved land.
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Those people who poisoned wells, caused the Black Plague and need Christian children's blood to bake matzahs.
When a starship full of insectoid aliens crash-lands in a German village just before the advent of the Black Plague, the author gives credit and care to the parish priest's training in logic, to Christian caritas, to the 14th-century European political and intellectual landscape, and to how they might interact with giant grasshoppers from space.
As you just saw, or recited from memory, Idle is carrying a cart through a medieval English village during the Black Plague pandemic of the 14th century.
In that distant era, as Europe recovered from the devastation of the Black Plague, Lubeck and its neighbor, Hamburg, had roughly similar social, economic, and religious profiles, writes Erik Lindberg, a historian at Uppsala University in Sweden.
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Still, many regard them as demons, and when the dreaded Black Plague finally reaches Eifelheim, some think the Krenken brought it.
Wisnia, "The Black Plague: A Hands on Epidemic Simulation--A Pilgrimage during the Time of the Black Plague," http://www.
I am writing to commend you on the Facts and Figures HIV article in the December 2006 issue ("A Black Plague.