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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 a bacteria that is transmitted via flea bite.Symptoms of bubonic plague include fever, chills, headache, muscle pains, and the appearance of a ...Read more


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What was worse, black death or cholera in the middle ages?

What was worse, black death or cholera in the middle ages?

Cholera: Because it killed more people. Black death, aka the plague, probably killed about 140 million people up to the 20th century; cholera has killed over a billion. ...Read more

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Pneumonic plague still around?

Pneumonic plague still around?

Yes ! Yersinia: Pestis is the bacterium, spread by rat flea; infesting and enlarging lympnodes (bubos). High fever, acral necrosis, seizures. The pneumonic form skips the rat and flea and is passed airborne human to human to cause a lung abcess. ...Read more

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Sir, black spots in other words black moles developed around 40 in thighs and hands each part 10 moles.

Sir, black spots in other words black moles developed  around 40 in thighs and hands  each part 10 moles.

Dark moles: Dark moles can be freckles but also can be a melanoma or a dysplastic nevus (precancerous condition). With such a fast growth you must get checked by a dermatologist. This is especially true if you are fair skinned and have history of sun expousre. ...Read more

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What about old age do middle aged people fear the most?

What about old age do middle aged people fear the most?

Individual variation: Each person is different, but some themes recur. Many fear becoming ill or otherwise unable to take care of themselves; personal independence is a highly valued quality. Some fear loss of physical attractiveness, strength, and desireablity. Even the beatles sang: "will you still need me, will you still feed me, when i'm 64?" people want to be loved and cared for, no matter what their age. ...Read more

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26 male small black mole with a perfect pink around it. Melanoma?

26 male small black mole with a perfect pink around it. Melanoma?

Impossible to: Tell without actually looking at it. If it is more than 4mm, consult a dermatologist for possible biopsy. ...Read more

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Grey hairs in ealy age?

Check genes: Look at mom/dad, grandparents, siblings, etc. If they gray early, likely you will as well. No preventive medication or supplement, only hair dye. ...Read more

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Pad of my middle finger is covered in 50+ tiny, clear flat circles. Only noticeable close up. Not painful. Appeared over last 6 months.Warts?

Pad of my middle finger is covered in 50+ tiny, clear flat circles.  Only noticeable close up.  Not painful. Appeared over last 6 months.Warts?

Warts: Possibly. Your description sounds like it's a possibility. For treatment options, there's a lot on webmd.Com or even on this site. Good luck. ...Read more

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What percentage of young adults in america have pingueculas in their eyes?

What percentage of young adults in america have pingueculas in their eyes?

High percentage: Pingueclua are a normal response to wind, dust and uv light. They are the eyes defense in the middle years to these external forces. They have no symptoms and are usually unnoticed. Many are small enough that they can only be seen with a medical microscope. Almost all young adults have some degree of pinguecula even if not obvious in a mirror. ...Read more

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How common is colon cancer in young people aged 18-24?

How common is colon cancer in young people aged 18-24?

Not common: less than 1% of that population has colon cancer. Why do you ask? ...Read more

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How were polio, smallpox, the bubonic plague, the pneumonic plague, ended?

How were polio, smallpox, the bubonic plague, the pneumonic plague, ended?

Well..: Smallpox ended as a result of an aggressive world wide vaccination program. Polio is essentially gone in the U.S. due to vaccination efforts, but is still a problem worldwide. Bubonic and pneumonic plague are caused by same organism. It is still exists and causes disease. No one knows for sure how the plague in the Middle Ages ended. Possibly quarantine, better hygiene, and warmer climate ...Read more

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What causes grainy dark stools in adults?

What causes grainy dark stools in adults?

Diet & bacteria: The color and texture of stool is most often affected by diet and the activity of normal bowel bacteria. The only colors that are worrisome are red, black, or white. ...Read more

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Do girls in undeveloped countries have menarche later?

Do girls in undeveloped countries have menarche later?

Variable: It depends on the body weight which is dependent on nutrition. So it is related to socioeconomic factors of the individual person. In general in under developed world due to poor nutrition on an average menarche is later than in developed world. ...Read more

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Causes of yellow sputum in morning sometime little black particles in it?

Causes of yellow sputum in morning sometime little black particles in it?

Many possibilities: Post-nasal drip, gastrointestinal reflux, smoking creating brochitis, occupational exposure to pollutants, or living in an area where environmental pollutants are high. If you don't smoke, suggest you see a primary care doctor who may refer you, if necessary, to a pulmonary specialist. ...Read more

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Developed boils on inner thigh below buttocks 4 black marks below buttocks they look. Bad like black patches I've never had this I'm only 26 ?

Developed boils on inner thigh below buttocks 4 black marks below buttocks they look. Bad like black patches I've never had this I'm only 26 ?

See a dermatologist: Certain treatments might be useful. Possibly doxycycline or minocycline. Possibly steroid injections into lesions. Possible hidradenitis suppuritiva. ...Read more

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Is palate surgery common for middle aged people?

Is palate surgery common for middle aged people?

No: Only when removing the palatal tori to fabricate a more comfortable denture by allowing more space for the tongue. The incidence are rare though. ...Read more

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