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Bubonic Plague

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Jodie Petrarca

on 8 April 2013

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Bubonic Plague Cause -Bacteria called "Yersinia pestis" Origin -Originated in China.
-Spread by "Silk Road" to many cities
-The transition of our prezi shows the spread of the black death. The Black Death -Late middle ages (1340-1400) -Most deadly disease breakout in
European history -Killed 1/3 to 3/5 of European population Symptoms Buboes (lymph gland infections) Acral gangrene (Blackening) -Can lead to pneumonic plague Transmission 3 ways: -Bite from infected rodent fleas (85%) -Direct Contact with infected tissue or bodily fluid - Inhaling infected droplets Past Treatment
(Superstitious) -Walk with flower around nose, believed to ward off the evil -Carve cross onto front door of house with "Lord have mercy on us" -Wearing a lucky charm for protection -Praying and whipping (oneself) -Persecution of Jews Past Treatment
(Medical) -Doctors believed plague was caused by bad air circulation. -Encouraged patient to move to an non-infected environment. -By moving the patient was able to get away from the infected rodents, therefore, was able to recover. Other methods: -Washed with vinegar and rose water.
-Cut open swells and place mixture of tree resins, white lily roots, and dried human feces. -This treatment also helped spread the disease. Fever Vomit Hallucination By: Winnie, Calvin, and Jodie Symptoms 2 Bibliography Cranny, Michael. "Pathways" Ontario: Canada Cataloguing in Publication Data, 1998. Print. Lymphatic system which is part of the Circulatory System -Transmitted by bacteria located in gut of fleas, which is harmless to the fleas -Bacteria can resist (or even kill) the cells that protect the body from harmful bacterias (Phagocyte) and can also harm Immune System The bacteria harms: -None of these superstitious treatments worked China India Ukraine Spain Saudi
Arabia United Kingdom Sweden No author mentioned."Bubonic Plague" Wikipedia.Web (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bubonic_plague) No author mentioned. "Black Death" Wikipedia.Web (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Death) Many authors credited on site. "Medieval Atlas"About.com.
Web (http://historymedren.about.com/library/atlas/natmapasiabd.htm) Ian Bies Kyle Gherardi Andrew Beltran. "The Bubonic Plague 'The Black Plague'" Prezi.com. Web
(http://prezi.com/awoo-b-imzjn/the-bubonic-plague-the-black-plague/) Italy Moscow "Beak Doctors" -Doctors believed plague was transmitted through air so they wore
special "beak" costumes Costume Consist Of : Hat - To show they are doctors
Mask - To protect the face
Crystal/glass over eyes - to protect eyes
Beak- Stuffed with herbs & spices to purify
the air being breathed in.
Wooden Stick - to prevent patients from coming too close
Leather gloves- To protect hands
Gown (with outer layer waxed) - To protect body
Boots (Full Length)-To protect legs & feet Staisil. "What Was A Beak Doctor" Yahoo Answers. Web. (http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100729063506AAumB63) No Author Mentioned. "Plague Doctor Costume" Wikipedia. Web (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plague_doctor_costume) Effectiveness of Costume: Waxed Clothing - Prevented fleas from latching on and prevented droplet infections.
Rest - Barely of any help. Australia Present Treatments Several classes of antibiotics are effective in treating the bubonic plague. Aminoglycosides such as streptomycin and gentamicin, tetracyclines (especially doxycycline), and the fluoroquinolone ciprofloxacin. These treatment include oxygen, intravenous fluids, and respiratory support. People who have had contact with anyone infected by pneumonic plague are given prophylactic antibiotics. Using the broad-based antibiotic streptomycin has proven to be dramatically successful against the bubonic plague within 12 hours of infection
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