FAQ - Plague
(Powered by Yahoo! Answers)
who cured the Black Death which is also called the Black Plague?
Hey guys, i wanna know who cured the Black Death which also known as the Black Plague. This is a really big project for mii so i'd be really glad if you guys helped, and i want the name of the persom too, thnx alot. =]
I beleve the Black Plague was never "cured" it still exists today. It was caused by a flee and carried over to the black rat. The brown rat pretty much killed off all the black rats. Brown rats would be the anwser to you question. (+ info
What are simptoms of the Black Plague?
I am in a play, and my character is ill with the plague, I was wonder what are some symptoms, and if you know, how can I make it appear as though I have them? Any help would be great, thanks.
The symptoms are fever, headache, aching joints, nausea and vomiting which later progresses to puss filled buboes' in your lymph nodes (armpits and groin) and coughing blood. (+ info
How long does it take for plague to turn to tartar?
I went to the dentist today and she told me my gums were inflamed. and that is either because I was not brushing well or because I hardly floss. and now i am extra sensative about my teeth and am brushing after i eat all the time. my question is how long does it take for plague to harden and turn to tartar? and if i keep brushing will my gums and teeth go back to normal? thx
Plaque turns into tartar, both of which can be removed. If it goes down below the gumline they may have to do a "deep cleaning" - basically scraping it off below the gumline - and that costs a chunk. If your dentist gets most of it off during the cleaning, then keeping good hygiene afterwards, such as you are doing, should help it go back to normal and keep it from progressing. I'm not sure exactly how long it takes to turn into tartar, but you shouldn't have to worry about it if you are flossing and brushing. Flossing at least twice a week is better than not flossing at all - just remember to do it at least that much if not everyday. (+ info
has there been any reports of pnemonic plague in the united states?
has there been any reports of a deadly outbreak of pnemonic plague in the usa? i know it is in ukraine? has the h1n1 mutated yet?
Pneumonic plague is caused by the bacteria Yersinia Pestis. It is the most severe and rarest form of the disease complex known historically as black plague. While I am aware of isolated cases of bubonic plague occurring in the USA after exposure to sick prairie dogs, I haven't heard of the pneumonic plague form occurring, although it could. The disease is easily treated with antibiotics nowadays.
The WHO release on November 17th states that isolates of H1N1 responsible for the flu outbreak in the Ukraine are antigenically very similar to all previous isolates of the H1N1 virus. Thus there is no evidence of pneumonic plague in the Ukraine at this time.
Historically, the Ukraine was hit hard by plague due to it's proximity to the trade route between Asia and Europe, and to the Marmot population of the Eurasion steppe, which eventually became a reservoir for future outbreaks of the disease throughout the middle ages. Again, if it happens today, a standard course of antibiotics would treat it.
The other thing to remember is that Ukraine was one of a number of countries that restricted travel when the H1N1 outbreak started earlier this year. Many of these countries will experience a large cluster of initial cases when the flu finally arrives, as it did in the Ukraine, and as it eventually will in other countries. (+ info
How do you avoid the black plague?
How can people avoid the black plague?
In the medieval era how could people have avoided getting the black plague
In the middle ages, medicine was not far enough advanced to treat many diseases let alone identify the causes.
The black plague or as it is more commonly referred to - the black death, arrived in Italy from the east in 1348. Within three years between 5 and 25 percent of Europe’s population had fallen victim to this pestilence and died.
The plague presented itself in three interrelated forms. The bubonic variant (the most common) derives its name from the swellings or buboes that appeared on a victim's neck, armpits or groin. These tumours could range in size from that of an egg to that of an apple. Although some survived the painful ordeal, the manifestation of these lesions usually signalled the victim had a life expectancy of up to a week. Infected fleas that attached themselves to rats and then to humans, spread this bubonic type of the plague. A second variation - pneumonic plague - attacked the respiratory system and was spread by merely breathing the exhaled air of a victim. It was much more virulent than its bubonic cousin - life expectancy was measured in one or two days. Finally, the septicaemic version of the disease attacked the blood system.
Fleas are blood sucking parasites. They have the potential of spreading dangerous diseases to humans and other animals. It is possible the first flea was native to Africa and travelled by boat on the back of a rat to different destinations around the world. Even though there are many different types of fleas, they all have similar body parts; eyes and legs help them survive the dangers of their life. A flea undergoes four different life cycles to become an adult. The Black Death, also known as Bubonic Plague, is one of the deadly diseases that the flea can spread to man and animals. Details of the Oriental Rat Flea:-
Kingdom: Animalia, Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Insecta,
Family: Pulicidae, Order: Siphonaptera, Genus: Xenopsylla,
I add a link with details of the kill rates of epidemics from 1347 to 1995.
Hope this helps
Who had a higher risk of catching the bubonic plague?
Who had a higher risk of catching the bubonic plague/black death back in medieval times?
People who worked on ships, and those who were more in contact with mice, rats, and fleas. Also those who didn't take as many baths, or weren't as clean. (+ info
Why is the bubonic plague so important to society today?
Please help! I have to do an iMovie and need to make a frame. Any help is apprieciated.
It's a plague that's been weaponized and still makes itself known through natural outbreaks. It can be treated but is potentially lethal still. It changed the entire course of European history TWICE and killed millions. It was the first pandemic and we've learned about others by studying it. (+ info
What are your thoughts on the pneumonic plague in ukraine?
Do you think this has anything to do with our vaccines. You know Baxter Labortories. Do you think this is a bio weapon?
There is a pneumonic plague? Not that I know of, only a swine flu epidemic. (+ info
How common is the plague in the U.S. and how can I protect my pets from it?
There are SO many field rats in my yard. Ours dogs kill them everyday in their pins and I always get them out with a shovel and toss them into the woods.
One of my dogs became very ill recently.I took her to the vet about a week ago, and was told by the veterinarian that she shows early symptoms of the bubonic plague.
He prescribed her with antibiotics and she's already starting to show improvement.
How can I protect myself, my family, and my pets from this in the future?
Clear away any and all ground cover on the property (ivy, etc.). Plants like ivy are a haven for rodents. Use traps rather than poisoned bait to protect the dogs. If this fails, consult an exterminator. (+ info
Can anyone tell me some good pictures for the black plague?
I have a socials assignment and need some pictures to illustrate the black plague on my poster. Can anyone point me to some good websites or pictures?
I have already tried googling it and i have found a few pictures
These sites don't have many pics but very informative
http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en-commons/thumb/2/26/350px-Black_Death.jpg (+ info