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How are black plague, black death, and bubonic plague different?

Same disease: This is the epidemic form of infection by f pestis. It was called "black" because at the end the disseminated intravascular coagulation caused gangrene of the extremities, and "bubonic" because the infected lymph nodes would swell greatly. ...Read more

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Plague (Definition)

A rare infectious disease caused by bacteria ...Read more


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Can the black widow bite kill me?

Can the black widow bite kill me?

Occurs rarely: It is rare for a healthy person to die from a black widow spider bite. An infant, elderly person or someone who already is struggling w a serious illness is more likely to have a poor prognosis. Ou can call the national poison control center at 1-800-222-1222 if you are bitten. Here is an excellent nih article: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002858.Htm. ...Read more

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Can a black widow spider bite kill a human?

Can a black widow spider bite kill a human?

Black widow: Latrodectus mactans or black widow bites leading to death are exceeding rare. ...Read more

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If babesia is a parasite can black walnut worm wood kill it ???

If babesia is a parasite can black walnut worm wood kill it ???

No: Black walnut worm is not a treatment for babesia (a “piroplasm,” that infects red blood cells, carried by ticks) ...Read more

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Can you survive a black widow spider bite?

Most often, yes.: Black widow spider bites can cause localized pain. This can lead to cramping of muscles in the are of the bite. Or there can be generalized cramping of muscles, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, chest pain, difficulty breathing and tremor. If pain is significant or you have generalized body symptoms- seek medical care. For severe symptoms call 911. Although death from a bite is not common – it. ...Read more

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Black walnut pills to kill worms?

Black walnut pills to kill worms?

Maybe: Black walnut has been used for that, but it's never been scientifically tested to see if it actually works. It's also known to cause stomach upset and diarrhea, and due to the high tannin content found in black walnut, may cause liver or kidney damage and may result in some types of oral, nasal, or esophageal cancers. Don't risk yourself to get rid of a worm. See a doctor for something safer. ...Read more

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Which spider bite is the most dangerous: brown recluse, black widow, or the hobo spider?

Spiders: Brown Recluse spiders inject a hemotoxin that leads to tissue death, and slow wound resolution. Usually the bite is unremarkable-noticed. Black Widow spiders inject a neurotoxin that can lead to pain, nausea, vomiting, etc. Death is unusual. Hobo spider bites are thought to be similar to a Brown Recluse but not as severe. ...Read more

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Is seeing black mold on mouth guard harmful?

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Is seeing black mold on mouth guard harmful?

Clean it: Black mold can cause localized and possible systemic infection. Clean it first by placing it in a container with denture cleanser or 2-3 drops of bleach in water. Let it soak overnight. Use a regular toothbrush under running water to scrub off the mold. Repeat as necessary to remove the mold. Leave the mouth guard in a clean container ; denture cleanser when not in use. Change solution daily. ...Read more

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I'm seeing black lips from cigarette use. Is this bad?

I'm seeing black lips from cigarette use. Is this bad?

It is not good: Discoloration from tobacco use is a problem. Encourage you to quit tobacco use. ...Read more

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What kind of insects leave a bite with 2 black dots?

What kind of insects leave a bite with 2 black dots?

Impossible to tell: I'm sorry to say that it is impossible to accurately tell the type of insect (or spider) from the appearance of the puncture. The only accurate way is to capture the specimen and take it to your local county vector control department or a university that has an entomologist on staff. Sorry! ...Read more

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Is black strap molasses cure dark spot?

Is black strap molasses cure dark spot?

Black strap molasses: Only if you skin is the color of the molasses and you ut it on the darker spot. ...Read more

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How dangerous is black mold?

Black Mold Risks: Stachybotrys chartarum species of mold is called black mold.
Some people are sensitive to molds.
Symptoms of black mold exposure:
• Chronic coughing and sneezing
• Irritation to the eyes, mucus membranes of the nose and throat
• rashes
Chronic fatigue
• Persistent headaches
In particularly severe cases of prolonged exposure, black mold health effects can be more dangerous. ...Read more

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From india,found 4 black dirt spots in my washed,dried tshirt,may have inhaled it,will I die of hantavirus,don't know if rat's in my house?paranoid.

From india,found 4 black dirt spots in my washed,dried tshirt,may have inhaled it,will I die of hantavirus,don't know if rat's in my house?paranoid.

Liklihood is slim: the likelihood of something like that happening is slim. However, the incubation time is about 2-4 weeks. If you develop pulmonary symptoms or symptoms which are flu like within 2-4 weeks go to the hospital. Why would you think hantavirus? was there a large proportion of people in your area with it? the likelihood is slim. ...Read more

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What distinguishes bed bug bites from black widow bites?

What distinguishes bed bug bites from black widow bites?

Bed bug bites may: Have no sx's/signs except for 2 small skin puncture points. A reaction may show from an hr to several days later. It can cause itchy, pink, swollen, lesions w clear center. If hypersensitive blisters may occur. Telltale sign is linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – doesn't always occur. Bites are in areas exposed while sleeping-arms, shoulders, neck ; legs. A black widow bite can cause. ...Read more

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Can someone die from being bitten by a black widow on the toe?

Can someone die from being bitten by a black widow on the toe?

Yes: Black widow spiders can cause a variety of problems. It depends on your individual reaction to the venom and and the amount injected. Typically it would cause tissue necrosis and subsequent bacterial infection which could lead to death if not treated properly. ...Read more

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Could a mask actually protect from sars or bird flu?

Could a mask actually protect from sars or bird flu?

Yes: Any n95 mask in a properly fitted person will protect against sars is it is properly worn and the individual washes her hands and does not expose his or her eyes to the bodily fluids of an infected person. ...Read more

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What were the causes of the black plague?

What were the causes of the black plague?

The same as now: Septicemic illness due to Yersinia pestis, the plague bacillus. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of the black plague nowadays?

Same as now: Most cases of plague are bubonic (swollen lymph glands). Some are associated with blood stream spread with blood vessel damage. (black plague) and some spread to the lungs which can facilitate person to person spread. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if throughout the black plague what were some things people did to keep sanitation?

Black Plague: Plague has been recorded since 541 AD when there was no understanding about bacterial infections and how to prevent them. The major sanitation I am aware of was when bodies were removed and buried in the ground. ...Read more

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How are buboes treated in the black plague?

Plague: Bubonic Plaque is treated with isolation in hospital & antibiotics (ie, Gentamycin, Streptomycin, tetracyclines or Chloramphenicol). ...Read more

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Why did the black plague only affect Europe?

Not true: There are accounts of plaque in various parts of the world in ancient times. It seems like Europe was affected so strongly because we are Western and so are they. Plague is principally a function of cities and human close proximity along with poor hygiene which describes Europe at the time of the plague. It may have been as bad elsewhere but not written about so profusely. ...Read more

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What is done to prevent the spread of black plague?

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What is done to prevent the spread of black plague?

Good sanitation: In general, plague is prevented by eliminating rodents and fleas, especially in the areas where plague is known to be endemic (like the western United States). Antibiotic prophylaxis (prevention) can be considered for people who are exposed to potentially-infected rodents or fleas. ...Read more

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How can you prevent the spread of the black death or plague the next time it hits?

Unlikely: There's won't be another plague epidemic unless there's a bioterrorist attack. The big difference between the modern era and the middle ages is that we now have antibiotics that treat yersinia pestis, the cause of plague. ...Read more

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How are black plague, black death, and bubonic plague different?

Same disease: This is the epidemic form of infection by f pestis. It was called "black" because at the end the disseminated intravascular coagulation caused gangrene of the extremities, and "bubonic" because the infected lymph nodes would swell greatly. ...Read more

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Was the black plague the same as the bubonic plague or were they different virus?

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, all of which were probably involved in what was known as the black plague. Bubonic plague is one of these 3, the others are pneumonic plague and septicemic plague. Nice article on it here: http://bit.Ly/1d9di1d. ...Read more

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How is plague treated?

How is plague treated?

Antibiotics,hospital: Patients with suspected plague are put in strict isolation units and treatment is started with antibiotics such as gentamicin, streptomycin, doxycycline, tetracyline, Septra, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ciprofloxacin, or chloramphenicol. With treatment, the death rate drops from about 50% to about 15% (the majority of the cases are bubonic plague). Pneumonic plague is fatal if treatment is not started in 24 hours. ...Read more

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How do people get plague?

Bites or sick people: The plague is usually bubonic (one catches it from being bit by infected fleas or rodents, and the bacteria infects one's lymph nodes) or pneumonic (one catches it by breathing infected moisture droplets exhaled, sneezed, or coughed out by an infected person or animal, and the bacteria infects one's lungs). Without treatment, pneumonic plague is fatal. ...Read more

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How is plague transmitted?

How is plague transmitted?

Flea bites: In areas of poor hygiene/sanitation; where rats congregate, as it is the flea from the rat that transmits the yersinia pestis to humans. Low income areas; those damaged by natural or man-made disasters. ...Read more

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Can I still catch the plague?

Yes; unlikely in US: In the U.S., there are about 10-15 cases of plague reported each year. The cases are usually from Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona. Throughout the world, there are 1000-3000 cases of plague reported each year, mainly from Africa, southern Asia, and South America (plus there are an unknown number of unreported cases). ...Read more

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What are the tests for plague?

What are the tests for plague?

Plague: The bacteria is easily cultured but in plague endemic areas bubonic disease with its extremely painful bubo (lymph node) is classic. ...Read more