The Plagues and Vector-Borne Diseases that Should be Considered Plagues Plague. What is it? In Layman terms, it is basically the transmission of potential life threatening bacteria from the environment to human beings. Plague infected organisms are highly contagious and the chances of surviving from plague are also slim as often there is either lack of proper medical attention or not having a cure for the particular plague . Recently there have been various strains of bacteria that have acted as plague bacterium as they have similar characteristics as the original plague had. The similarities range from similar symptoms shown by both types of infected people to recorded mortality rate .So, can we categorize these vector borne …show more content…
But according to GM, in his news article, “More than 200 different rodents and species can serve as hosts. These include domestic cats and dogs, squirrels, chipmunks, marmots, deer mice, rabbits, hares, rock squirrels, camels, and sheep. The bacteria can be found mainly in rats and in the fleas that feed on them. People and other animals can get plague from rat or flea bites” (GM). His article also explains that there are three possible ways by which contraction of Yersinia pestis plague bacteria occurs in humans and its symptoms.
The first is Bubonic Plague and bubonic generally refers to the groin and
Khan 4 underarm region of the body. The Bacteria infect the lymph nodes when it enters via fluid contact with the diseased animal or fleas and infection especially occur in the armpit and groin region in persons suffering from bubonic plague. Firstly in the first 3-7 days flu symptoms appear primarily fever then the progression to chills, nausea, back pain, etc. are observed and then eventually swellings in the armpit and groin region are observed. These swellings are painful …show more content…
When plague is suspected and diagnosed early, a health care provider can prescribe specific antibiotics .The person should also be isolated to help prevent spread of plague. (GM)Also, certain antibiotics, Streptomycin,
Gentamicin, Chloramphenicol, Tetracycline’s and Fluorquinolone’s, are currently used in the early stages of the plague before the patient is in the grasp of the disease (Davis 5). Also, the estimates of the Y.peteris infections are that “[it] is rarely seen in the U.S. (about 13 infections are diagnosed per year with one recent year with 40 diagnosed); however, about 14% of people who are diagnosed in the
U.S. still die from the disease. The World Health Organization estimates about
2,900 individuals per year are diagnosed with plague currently. The prognosis of untreated plague is poor. About 50%-90% of infected individuals will die if untreated. Even with appropriate treatment, about 14% of treated patients will still die from the disease” (Davis
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Cylina Schibig Paris Hendry English 2020 2 April 2023 Yellow Wallpaper and Turn of the Screws One of the most lethal pandemics in recorded human history was the bubonic plague, also known as the Black Death. Between 75 and 200 million individuals are thought to have perished during the 14th century. The disease was caused by a bacterium called Yersinia pestis that was spread by fleas living on rats. The bubonic plague had a profound impact on society, leading to economic collapse, social unrest, and religious upheaval.
Therefore, the medicine and treatments that people received for the Black Death were more based upon prayer and miracles, for example, a fifteenth century Italian medical book suggests that plague victims should make a good death through their last rites rather than treating their body . This would have meant that victims would have accepted their fate and exposed themselves to other people, such as the priest that would come to administer their last rites, meaning that the more contagious part of the disease, the pneumonic plague, would have been passed on to more and more people. However, whilst some of the medicines had no use, others did help to prevent the spread of the disease and, while no one had any idea why, some people did survive being infected due to some of the treatments. Lancing the Black Death’s famous buboes was one such treatment .
The Bubonic Plague, is a disease that is caused by Yersinia pestis. This bacteria is found in rodents, such as rats. Fleas feed on these rats, and it can be passed to humans through flea bites. The Bubonic Plague was first seen in China, yet it came to Europe in the year 1347 with the use of Genoise Ships. These ships would bring the contaminated rats across the Black Sea.
Which, was not an uncommon number of deaths for that time period, due to the medical treatment and preventative drugs that where available. What is uncommon is this plague is it affected young men and not just the old or children. There are many different speculations as to what disease the Plague actually was, especially within the last century. Although, none have been proven yet. With the difference of opinion on the
The black plague was a very successful disease in the mid 1350’s due to the low medical ability and knowledge of the people populating the city or town. I will start off by saying people often run away from the danger to others, where with this you have to stay away from people. If you want to get to switzerland because
The disease killed a multitude of people, the pre-plague population of Europe was 75,000,000, but in 1351 went down drastically to 51,160,000, leaving Europe with a mortality rate of 31%. The pre-plague estimated population of the English population was 4,200,000, the post-plague estimated population of the English population was 2,800,000. The general English population had a death rate of 33%, the death rate of English monks in monasteries was 44%. All of the parish priests had a death rate of 45%. The pre-plague Egyptian population was about 4 to 8,000,000 and the death rate becoming 25 to 33%.
The Bubonic Plague, a Turning Point in World History During the 14th century CE, in Medieval Europe, the Bubonic Plague started in Mongolia (China) spreading west through trade routes bringing illness and death. The Bubonic Plague is an epidemic disease that resulted in big swellings in the armpits and couldn’t be cured with medicine. Based on an evaluation of the Bubonic plague, it can be considered a turning point in world history because it was a major factor in the decline of population, economy, and affected religion.
There has been many outbreaks of the plague from the first time it developed and the time it stopped causing mass epidemics, which can be attributed to huge advances in medicine. There were three major outbreaks of the plague throughout history. The first came in the 500’s called the Justinian Plague, The European Plague which is the most known of the three major epidemics. The European Plague is where the Plague got its famous nickname “The Black Death”. The final major outbreak of the Plague was known as The Great Plague of London which occurred in the 1600’s.
The victims struggling from this plague had also coughed up blood and their urine became yellow. There were many deaths due to this plague and it had killed people immediately with this illness. I think that this plague in Central America had been a similar disease to the Bubonic Plague or it can be said that the illness in Central America was the Bubonic Plague considering the fact that the deadly plague did come from Europe where the Bubonic Plague was originated from and where there were millions of people affected. I find this source credible because during this time there were many plagues, the deadliest being the bubonic plague. Further, during this period, there were many plagues that resulted in mass
The tragedy of The Black Death affected the Christian and Muslim cultures equally in the fourteenth century. However, these two groups responded to the situation in very different ways. This difference can be a window of insight into their core religious beliefs. By looking at what the Christians and Muslims thought the causes of the Black Death were, the differences in the Christian and Muslim response to the plague, and the similarities of how the two groups reacted, Muslims and Christians responded in very different ways because of their thoughts and actions to the plague that ended the lives of many.
The economic impact of this contagious disease which spread across Europe during the Middle Ages affected the entire continent. It is, however, extremely difficult to gather the data needed to calculate the economic consequences of these infections. An analysis of various medieval infectious diseases can add to enlightening the possible economic and cultural consequences of plagues. The outcome of every epidemic is a systematic study and its effects are not always the same.
During the mid-fourteenth century, a plague hit Europe. Initially spreading through rats and subsequently fleas, it killed at least one-third of the population of Europe and continued intermittently until the 18th century. There was no known cure at the time, and the bacteria spread very quickly and would kill an infected person within two days, which led to structural public policies, religious, and medical changes in Europe. The plague had an enormous social effect, killing much of the population and encouraging new health reforms, it also had religious effects by attracting the attention of the Catholic Church, and lastly, it affected the trade around Europe, limiting the transportation of goods. As a response to the plague that took place
In understanding Plague disease, it is important to learn about the possible treatment of the disease as well as prevention mechanisms. Understanding the causative factors and the transmission mechanisms can help understand how to keep the disease at bay. The main ways of preventing plague is through sanitation and having limited animal contact. Since plague is common in rodents and can be transmitted through fleas, it is important that rodent habitat to be reduced in areas around the workplace as well as around homes. Removing brush, rock piles, junk, clutter firewood as well as possible rodent food supplies as well as making homes rodent-proof.