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1 The Bubonic Plague AKA. Black Death
By: Dustin Coldwell

2 The Bacteria! The disease was caused by Yersinia pestis.
Bacillus ( rod shaped ). Affects humans and animals. It is found in wild rodents: rats, mice, squirrels, etc. Transmitted from a bite, fleas, or inhaling it. It doesn't take long for the bacteria to kill, most untreated patients will die within 48 hours.

3 Symptoms of Black Death
The symptoms of the bubonic plague include: Chills Fevers Coughing Rapid pulse Low blood pressure Enlarged lymph nodes (common in the groin)

4 Effects of Black Death The effects are:
Your lymph nodes will get very swollen and tender Your skin becomes red The death rate is 60% for untreated victims, caused by sepsis.

5 Treat this By First you should be hospitalized.
There are then antibiotics for you to take. The antibiotics are called: Gentamycic Streptomycic

6 Where in the World?? In the middle ages it was found in Europe
Killed a third of the population Today it can be anywhere, but it is a lot more rare then it was in the middle ages

7 Interesting Information
The medieval people made up a rhyme for the Bubonic Plague. “Ring around the rosy, pocket full of posy, ashes ashes, we all fall down.” The rosy rings are the swollen lymph nodes Pocket full of posy is, people would put herbs in there pockets as a treatment method Ashes, ashes was for the burning fever We all fall down was then people died

8 Pictures

9 Bibliography
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