Bubonic Plague

The Bubonic Plague is an infectious disease that infects less than 1% of the population today. In the early 1330s an outbreak of deadly bubonic plague occurred in China. The bubonic plague mainly affects rodents, but fleas can transmit the disease to people. Once people are infected, they infect others very rapidly. Plague causes fever and a painful swelling of the lymph glands called buboes, which is how it gets its name. The disease also causes spots on the skin that are red at first and then turn black.

It is a biological disease that last for about 2-6 days. Rural and in urban areas are at risk because they are characterized by overcrowding, poor sanitation, and a high rodent population.

Prevention Strategies

Some prevention strategies are spreading of the population to control spreading. Raise sanitation levels in the cities and urban areas to control the spread of the disease. Also lower rat populations and that will lower the chances of getting the bubonic plague.

"Plague Symptoms, Causes, Treatment - Septicemic Plague - MedicineNet." MedicineNet. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Apr. 2015. <http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=141316&page=2>.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 25 July 2012. Web. 08 Apr. 2015. <http://www.cdc.gov/plague/faq/>.

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