1. Yersinia Pestis Lorena, Cameron, Shiraz, Lulu
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3. Diseases caused by Yersinia Pestis Bubonic plague: based on the lymphatic system.
Septicemic plague: Centers in the bloodstream.
Pneumonic Plague: Centers in the lungs.
4. Causes of the Plague Fleas found on rodents may carry disease
Transmitted to others through the saliva from coughing
5. Symptoms Patients usually experience symptoms two to five days after being infected with the disease.
You may experience high fever, seizures, and even severe headaches.
Buboes, painful swelling in armpits, groin, or neck, may also appear.
6. Treatments and Preventions Plague vaccines have been distributed since the late 19th century, to prevent disease.
If caught early, disease can be treated successfully.
Isolation from wild animals and infected patients can help reduce the risk.
7. Historical Impacts The first plague was in 542 E.C. and lasted almost 60 years.
The second and most severe pandemic was in the 14th century, also known as the Black Death.
The final and most recent pandemic occured in 1894.
8. Bibliography Pictures:
The Black Death. http://www.theblackdeath.com/
Turkington, C & Bonnie Lee, A. (2003). The Encyclopedia of Infectious Diseases. New York, NY: Facts on File, Inc.
Vickery,R.C.(1995).Scientific Encyclopedia. USA: International Thomson Publishing, Inc.
Gale, KL. (1999). World Health Organization Collaborating Center: Plague. Retrieved August 1, 2006, from http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/plague/who_cc/index.htm.