the bubonic plague Shelby Stuart

The Bubonic Plague is a bacterial infection, caused by Yersinia Pestis.

Yersinia Pestis

Symptoms include fever, headache, chills, and swollen lymph nodes. Eventually you'd develop acral necrosis, which means basically your extremities turn black and look really nasty.

Is the bubonic plague lethal? Uh.... YEP.

This is what the plague does to you. It's no fun.

It is an acute disease.

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You HAVE to treat bubonic plague within a day of the symptoms, or else you'll have a pretty hefty chance of dying! Antibiotics, oxygen, intravenous fluids, and respiratory support are usually needed. The people have to be isolated so no one else catches it and anyone who comes in contact with them probably should have antibiotics too.

This is where the plague is.

Where is the Plague

People get the plague all over the world except Australia. Most cases happen in African countries but there are more infected animals in America. There are an average of seven human plague cases reported in the U.S. every year. All ages are at risk but half of cases are from ages 12-45.

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