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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

Dr. Thomas Doyle
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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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How did the bubonic and pneumonic plague start?

How did the bubonic and pneumonic plague start?

Yersinia/pasteurella: 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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What are the scientific names for septicemic plague and pneumonic plague?

What are the scientific names for  septicemic plague and pneumonic plague?

They are...: The medical terms to characterize aspects of infection caused by the plague bacillus, Yersinia pestis. Septicemic means that the organism has caused a sepsis syndrome and the pneumonic means infection in the lung. Lung infection with plague can spread from person to person. ...Read more

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What is the scientific name of the bubonic plague?

What is the scientific name of the bubonic plague?

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

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Why did the bubonic plague travel?

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 were just along for the ride unfortunately. ...Read more

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What is the difference between the pneumonic plague and bubonic plague?

What is the difference between the pneumonic plague and bubonic plague?

Lots: The hallmark of bubonic disease is the bubo, an extremely painful infected lymph node draining the area where the infected flea fed on the person. Pneumonic plague, the only transmissible form of the infection, can occur from spread of the bubonic stage through the bloodstream or be acquired airborne from someone else with pneumonic plague. ...Read more

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What are your thoughts on the pneumonic plague?

What are your thoughts on the pneumonic plague?

Plague: It still exists. We have plague in the southwest and west US but most are bubonic. Pneumonic plague can be a complication of bubonic plague. The lung infection can be then spread from person to person. Outbreaks in recent years have occurred in Congo and Madagascar. ...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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What is the seriousness of the pneumatic plague in ukraine?

Dz uncertain: There is really a great deal of controversy about the cause of deaths in the ukraine in 2009. One hypothesis is that it was aerosolized plague and another was that it was a mutated and highly virulent hini virus. Regardless of the cause it was very serious. ...Read more

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Will there be another epidemic of the bubonic or pneumonic plague?

Will there be another epidemic of the bubonic or pneumonic plague?

Bubonic plague epide: Who knows if there is biological terror attack it is theoretically possible. ...Read more

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Is information about spread of meningitis on internet reliable?

Is information about spread of meningitis on internet reliable?

Somewhat: You must always temper the overinformation barrage from the internet with common sense as well as the understanding that you are not a dr. And therefore cannot sift through this. Very little meningits is contagious- yet those which are contagious are very bad. It requires a trained medical professional to work all this out and make an informed decision as to contagion. ...Read more

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What is the pneumonic plague?

See below part 1: Pneumonic plague can be primary or secondary. Primary pneumonic plague can be acquired by inhalation of respiratory secretions or aerosolized droplets from infected animals or humans, or by laboratory exposure. Secondary pneumonic plague is more common and arises via hematogenous spread of bacteria from a bubo or other source. ...Read more

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Information about staph on the face?

Information about staph on the face?

It's there.: Staph is a common skin contaminant. It occasionally causes skin infection and can sometimes be severe. ...Read more

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Histology info. On the bubonic plague. What types of tissues are effected by the disease process. How does their structure change? How samples taken.

Allergy: Bubonic plague causes bacteremia, septicemia, and dic. All tissues can be involved, and bleeding can be seen in those tissues. When it gets this far, it has about 90% mortality so most tissues are obtained at autopsy. Blood can be taken or as above and can be cultured. ...Read more

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What diseases of today might be compared to the bubonic plague?

Several: In a limited way, the SARS outbreak was psychologically similar to the black plague of long ago. AIDS fits the mold best, however. Both imparted the terror that such an outbreak needs to compare with plague. ...Read more

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What is the latest update on the Ebola virus in the US?

What is the latest update on the Ebola virus in the US?

I confirmed case: Still one confirmed case so far. Identification of at risk patients beefed up at airports and hospitals. Experimental drug in short supply with a company contracted to make more ZMAPP. No need to panic CDC had already put guidelines in place prior to first case with significant improvement to ensure containment. Get your flu shots if you are not allergic . ...Read more

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What were the greatest epidemics on earth?

What were the greatest epidemics on earth?

Pandemic: The world's worst Pandemics were: The Antonine Plague 165 to 180, The Plague of Justinian 541, The Black Death (Plague) 1347 to 1351, 1830 - 1851 Cholera Pandemic, 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic, 1957 Asian Flu Pandemic, HIV/AIDS, ...Read more

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What causes plague to form on the tooth/gum?

Living..: Living causes plaque (not plague) to form on teeth and in you mouth. It comes from food, air water, saliva and just about anything. It forms immediately after you've brush your teeth. It is a way of life, but the main thing you don't want the stuff to be on your teeth for a long period of time. Basically...Brush and floss regularly and even if you have a little plaque..No big deal. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Griggs
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Bubonic Plague (Definition)

Bubonic plague (black death) is a bacterial infection caused when fleas spread Yersinia pestis. Symptoms include: enlarged lymph nodes, fever, chills, headache, ...Read more