8 The Plague “Black Death” BUBONIC - The bacteria from flea bite invades lymph node -causes great swelling. Internal bleeding startsBlood dries under the skin and turns black , hence the name "Black Death".
10 The Plague Enters Europe from Asia spread by rats Caused 25 million deaths throughout EuropeSuperstition/ Fear spread in Europe-Jews blamed
11 The Disease Cycle Human is infected! Flea drinks rat blood that carries the bacteria.Bacteriamultiply inflea’s gut.Human is infected!Flea bites human and regurgitates blood into human wound.Flea’s gut clogged with bacteria.
12 The PlaguePlague affected authority of Church-which did not have answersFeudalism changed-workers so scarce could demand high wagesPopulation wouldn’t increase until 1400s
21 Oregon Plague: Woman Contracted Disease From Cat TODAY
22 The woman was bitten at the same time as Paul Gaylord, who made national headlines when he almost died from a version of the infection that killed millions in the Middle Ages.Plague is a bacterial illness spread through the bite of infected fleas or through direct contact with an infected animal or person. The disease is now extremely rare. There are about seven cases a year in the U.S.The two had found a stray cat in distress, choking on a mouse. They were bitten when they tried unsuccessfully to help the animal.The 60-year-old Gaylord spent nearly a month on life support. The woman, identified only as a Gaylord family friend, was out of the area when she started showing symptoms, including fever, chills and pain in the lymph nodes. She was treated with antibiotics at a Portland hospital."We got to her just in time," said Karen Yeargain of the Crook County Health Department."If this hadn't happened, we would have had another critically ill person on our hands," she added.Health officials suspected the woman had the plague, but it was not confirmed until lab results from the federal Centers for Disease Control came back last week, Yeargain said.
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