bubonic plague


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bubonic plague:

see plagueplague,
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

[bü¦ban·ik ′plāg]
(medicine)

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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Early intervention with antibiotics is crucial as untreated bubonic plague has a mortality rate of 50% to 90%.
It was not until 1894 that Alexandre Yersin and Kitasato Shibasaburo, independently in Hong Kong isolated the bacterium responsible for the Third Bubonic Plague Pandemic.
The human population is divided into six subgroups: the subgroup of people who have not contracted the disease, to be referred to as susceptible and denoted by [S.sub.H], but may get it if they come into contact with [I.sub.HS], [I.sub.HP], [I.sub.RS], [I.sub.HP], [I.sub.F], or A; people who have the disease but have not shown any symptom and are incapable of transmitting the disease to be referred to as exposed and denoted by [E.sub.H]; those who are infected and capable of transmitting the disease are divided into three subgroups: there are those who have bubonic plague denoted by [I.sub.HB], those with septicemic plague denoted by [I.sub.HS], and those who have pneumonic plague disease denoted by [I.sub.HP].
The elaboration of this work was based on a literature review based on PubMed, Medline Science Direct, and Google Scholar databases, of English, French, and Portuguese articles published between 1970 and 2017, using the terms bubonic plague, bioterrorism, Europe, America, Africa, Middle East, Yersinia pestis, and overview history, in relevant references cited in those articles, and our evidence of two human plague outbreaks which have occurred in Angola, from November 1973 to March 1974 and from January to March 1975.
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Researchers extracted the DNA of the disease bacterium, Yersinia pestis, from the largest teeth in some of the skulls retrieved, and compared it to the strain of bubonic plague preserved there with the one that killed 60 people in Madagascar recently.
28 -- In England, between 1348 and1350, bubonic plague wiped off 1.5 million people from a total population of 4 million.