Bubonic Plague

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Bubonic Plague

Characteristics: A gram negative, facilitative aerobe, facilitative intracellular, pleomorphic rod/cocci found in short chains or a characteristic safety pin form, with/with out a loose envelope. Y. pestis has a 4,650,000 bp genome, with three plasmids, pFra (96,200 bp), Ppst (9,500 bp), and pYV (70,000 bp).

Reactions:~people who could fled the town~houses were built for the sick to stay in ~once someone got sick in a certain house that house was boarded up~people avoided ones with the symptoms ~also avoided activities that would open the pores to a miasma


The risk for getting the plague is very low, about 1 in 3 million.

The Bubonic form is the most common and its characteristic sign was the formation of buboes, greatly swollen lymph nodes, usually under the arm or in the groin area. The formation of buboes was normally preceded by fever, chills, and general muscle aches. Internal bleeding in the later stages formed the black spots/boils under the skin, from hemorrhaging, that gave it the name Black Death. Another symptom was the extremely foul odor of all body fluids, and gangrene of the fingers, toes, and nose. Death was normally occurred about a week from infection.



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