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The Black Plague

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S: The Black Plague

BC: This book is all about the Black Plague, from the culprit to the Vaccine; this has it all! I hope you learn a lot from this information given to you!

FC: The Black Plague | Sarah Myers

1: The Black Plague was an epidemic that ravaged Europe during the 1350s. This disease killed more people then all the wars combined! | The culprit for this disease was the bacteria known as Yersinia pestis. The bacteria was carried by rat fleas that lived on the back of black rats.

2: There are three different types of Plague, the most common one is the Bubonic Plague. In 1346 this type of plague was known as the black death; this was one of the most deadliest diseases in history!

3: The BlackPlague 's path was very rapid and moving; many people that received the disease died, and the ones who didn't get the disease were scared and went to different countries. This disease was first brought to Europe by Chinese traders that were exchanging goods to Europe. When they brought the goods, rats that had the fleas on them were on the ships, which then got off and spread the disease around!

4: The other types of Plagues were: the pneumonic plague and the septicemic plague . They were all very dangerous and deadly!

5: When the Plague struck, over 1/3 of the population died in Europe! At first nobody knew how to treat the disease, but finally they found a vaccine; but the vaccine got disconnect in 1999. There are some varieties of antibiotics that can be given to treat the plague, but they need to be given to you soon after the symptoms come.

6: The symptoms for the bubonic plague were, fever, chills, headache, weakness nausea, vomiting,, and abdominal pain.. For the bubonic plague was (along with those above) extreme lymph node pain. For he pneumonic plague there was also, chest pain, cough, bloody, watery sputum, or septic shock

7: You can spread this disease around by a spray can, or person-to-person! The pneumonic plague could be spread through respiratory droplets! | The growth of this disease was between 1-6 days!

9: "Bubonic Plague" Compton's by Britannica. Encyclopedia Britannica Online School Edition. Encyclopedia Britannica, 2011. Web. 6 Apr. 2011. . Frederick F. Cartwright, “DISEASE AND HISTORY,” Dorset Press, New York, 1991, p. 42. McGill, Sara Ann. "The Black Plague." Black Plague (2009): 1. Middle Search Plus. EBSCO. Web. 6 Apr. 2011. NOVA. “Agents of Bioterror Plague.” KERA, November 2001. Rachel Lynette. “Understanding Diseases and Disorders: Bubonic Plague.” New York: The Thomson Corporation, 2005. Print.

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