The Bubonic Plague by Morgan mcgarey

The bubonic plague is a bacterial infection. It is one of the three types of infections that forms from Yersinia pestis (from the family Enterobacteriaceae). It was mainly transferred from small rodents and fleas.

other names for the Bubonic Plague are, The Black Death and The Black Plague

Symptoms of the Bubonic Plague are extremely enlarged lymph nodes, high fever, severe headache, fatigue, muscle aches, chills, rapid heart rate, malaise, bleeding -out of the nose, mouth, and/or rectum-, vomiting, gangrene of the extremities, and/or hemorrhage underneath the skin

The most common treatments for the bubonic plague are Streptomycin 30 mg/kg intramuscular twice daily for 7 days, Chloramphenicol 25-30 mg/kg single dose, followed by 12.5-15 mg/kg four times daily, and Tetracycline 2 g single dose, followed by 500 mg four times daily for 7-10 days (not suitable for children)

As of recent times the bubonic plague is not common in people but it can still be found in animal especially on the western side of North Americas mainland. Only on occasion does this disease pop up in humans but when it does it is normally cured quickly, the one exception for this was in 2006 when 12 people in New Mexico died of the disease. This was the first know outbreak of the plague in humans in 12 years.


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