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Black Death Of Europe: What are the symptoms of bubonic plague known as Black Death, How does the infection occur?

Black Death Of Europe: As the number of coroners around the world continues to rise, shocking news has emerged from China. Two newly infected patients with bubonic plague were found Sunday in a city in northern China.

Following this, the health system in the city has issued a high alert. According to Chinese media, two cases of the disease have been reported so far.

However, the disease can be easily transmitted from animals to humans. That is why there is a possibility of more such patients in the future. PTI has given the news in this regard.

But now that news of the bubonic plague (Black Death Of Europe) has surfaced, many are looking for information on the Internet about the disease. This article provides information on the same background.

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Black Death Of Europe: What is the Bubonic Plague

  • Bubonic plague (Black Death Of Europe) is also called glitic plague.
  • The disease causes excruciating pain to the body, high fever and increased pulse rate.
  • The blisters then appear on the body and mature in two weeks. There is a huge inflammation of the skin after the blisters appear on the body.
  • Plague is a disease transmitted by rats. After a rat dies, the plague virus is transmitted to humans through the feces on its body.
  • Plague is transmitted by human bites on rats.
  • Plague infects humans within a period of about two to three weeks after the rats die.

The World Health Organization says about The Black Death Disease

  • According to the World Health Organization (WHO), bubonic plague is caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis, which is commonly found in young mammals and their fleas, and the symptoms appear after a period of one to seven days.
  • The disease is usually transmitted by the bite of feathers that live on the bodies of infected animals such as rats, rabbits and saline.

Mainly two types found Black Death Of Europe

  • There are two main types of plague caused by rats: bubonic and pneumonic (when the plague enters the lungs it is called pneumonic).
  • According to the WHO, bubonic plague is a common form and the main symptoms of this plague are painful swollen nodules and blisters as well as red scars on the skin.
  • The disease is called bubonic (bubble) due to blisters on the skin.
  • It is now a rare disease.
  • Between 2010 and 2015, 3,248 cases were reported worldwide. Of these, 558 have died.
  • Most of these cases are in Congo, Madagascar and Peru.

Black Death Of Europe: What is the mortality rate?

  • In the Middle Ages, this disease was also called ‘Black Death (Black Death Of Europe)’.
  • During this time more than half of the population in Europe was infected with the disease.
  • However, the availability of antibiotics made it possible to treat the disease.
  • If left untreated, bubonic plague can kill up to 30 to 60 %.
  • In septicemic (blood circulation) and pneumonic types, the mortality rate can go up to 100% directly.
  • If diagnosed and treated in time, the mortality rate of this disease is only 10%.

What are the symptoms Bubonic Plague Known as Black Death?

  • According to the WHO, sudden onset of fever, chills, headache and weakness, vomiting and nausea are the main symptoms of bubonic plague.
  • It’s called a bulb. If left untreated, the tumor can grow to the size of a hen’s egg.
  • If the rate of infection is high, pus comes out from the swollen lymph nodes on the body and the blisters turn into wounds.
  • In the later stages of the disease, it transforms into a pneumonic plague.
  • According to the Mayo Clinic, septicemic plague causes blockage in blood flow and death of body cells.
  • Then the skin of the fingers and nose turns black.

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