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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Old terms: Plague is caused by a bacterium. "monera" is an old term that covers both the common bacteria and the archaea, the latter a less-familiar evolutionary ... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. SG Erman
Dr. SG Erman answered
35 years experience Family Medicine
No: Yersinia pestis, the cause of bubonic plague, is transmitted by the bites of infected fleas.
Dr. Barry Stringfield
46 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Yersinia pestis is transmitted by the xenopsylla cheopis (rat flea)- the bubonic form. Also, it may be transmitted by inhalation - pneumonic form. Be ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
30 years experience Family Medicine
Same bacteria: The black plague i(or the black death) s thought to have been due to infection with the bacteria yersinia pestis. It causes 3 different infections, a ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Flea bite: The flea takes bacteria from the blood of a wild animal (in the usa, it's often a woodchuck) and transmits it to you. Only a few people get infected e ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Yes and no: It will come through again and cause widespread mortality if and only if there is a massive collapse in society (i.e., a nuclear war) and people are o ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Bubonic plague: Bubonic plague (black death) is a bacterial infection caused when fleas spread Yersinia pestis. Symptoms include: enlarged lymph nodes, fever, chi ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
The organism causing: The disease is called Yersinia pestis and the disease is really called plague. Either bubonic plague (swollen and infected lymph node), septicemic pl ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
No: I've seen the "pop" claims that the epidemics in the 1300s were something else, and they don't fit. In 2011 we found the plague bacillus in the old ma ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Bubonic Plague: is usually transmitted by the bite of an infected rat flea, (Xenopsylla cheopis). Rarely transmitted by contact with infected tissue or person to per ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
18 years experience Family Medicine
Plagues: The bubonic plague spread rapidly due to the hardy nature of fleas and rodents. These are the main hosts and transmittors of bubonic plague...Humans ... Read More

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