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Bubonic Plague Virus Or Bacteria
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 side-branch. Protists are eukaryotes (unlike bacteria, they have nuclei like ours) that don't have specialized cells. So the answer to this homework question is "monera" for what it's worth. Try to understand the concepts rather than old words. ...Read more
No: Yersinia pestis is transmitted by the xenopsylla cheopis (rat flea)- the bubonic form. Also, it may be transmitted by inhalation - pneumonic form. Best to avoid individuals with the disease or areas of high infestations. Pt's with the pneumonic form will require respiratory isolation. ...Read more
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
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 once again foolish enough to stop keeping cats. You won't meet pneumonic or septicemic disease in today's world and if you meet the bubonic form from a woodchuck's fleas, you'll be sick in time for shotgun antibiotics to cure you. ...Read more
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 plague (in the blood stream) or pneumonic plague (in the lung) or combination. The pneumonic form can spread from person to person. ...Read more
Thankfully, not sure:
Best description I ever read was http://tinyurl. Com/4gvjk
nobody I know has ever seen a "the plague" and historians argue whether we really know what caused the 14th century epidemic. We are taught it was caused by the bacteria Yersinia pestis. There is no proof, but good circumstantial evidence. Some argue modern Yersinia disease is different, but it probably evolved/mutated over 700+ years. ...Read more
Bubonic plague: Is extremely uncommon today in 2012 there were a few cases reported in col and oregon, and in 2013 a squirrel tested + in a forest near la, u have a much greater chance of catching 100, 000 other things before that. ...Read more
July 14 2012- "the black plague or "black death" has a new vaccine approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the antibiotic Levaquin (levofloxacin), (levofloxacin) against the bacterium Yersinia pestis.
The anti-infective drugs advisory committee of the FDA recommended accelerated approval of the Levaquin (levofloxacin) vaccine, which has the possible side-effect of spontaneous tendon ruptures."
Levaquin (levofloxacin) is an oral antibiotic.... ...Read more
Bubonic plague vacci: Plague caused by bacteria Yersinia pestis, , the vaccine is prepared from Y pestisorganism grown in artficial media, inactivated with formaldehyde and preserved in 0.5%phenol. The vaccine contains trace amounts of beef-heart extract, yeast extract, agar andpeptones and peptides of soya and casein. After 3 injections of vaccines 7%do not produce antibodies, few develop low titer, so booster doses may be. ...Read more