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Pocket full of posies,
We all fall down... RING AROUND THE ROSIE... NUREEN & RACHELLE MAY THE PLAGUE INFECT YOU... BUBONIC PLAGUE What is the bubonic plague? - Bacterial infection
- Transmitted from flea bites and another infected rodents; especially rats
- Usually fatal redness and tightness of skin -fever
-raised bumps at site of bite
-diarrhea Formation of buboes blackish discoloration of skin Swollen lymph nodes Ring around the Rosie:
Black sores that would appear on the body. Your "rosie" is around the center of the back of your hand.
A pocket full of posies:
People would carry posies (flowers) to not smell the scent of dead bodies.
Ashes from all the bodies being burned. Bodies couldn't be buried or else the infection would spread.
We all fall down:
Death or people falling down to hell. Originated from the Gobi Desert
Started in Italy for Europe
Hit entire Europe in the 6th century
Pandemic in 1328
-killed 200 million people
-1/3 of European population
Spread throughout Asia
-China population 125 million... 90 million
Spread though European Cargo ships and travelers Historical events • In October of 1347, Italian cargo ships returned from the Black Sea.
When the ships docked in Sicily, many on board were already dying of plague. • There was a serious labor shortage all over Europe.
This led workers to demand higher wages.
By the end of the 1300s peasant revolts broke out in England, France, Belgium and Italy. • The following August, the plague had spread as far as England, people called it "The Black Death" because of black discoloration.
• Each spring, the plague attacked.
After five years 25 million people were killed--one-third of Europe's population! Isolate patient and begin antibiotic therapy. Antibiotics include:
No plague vaccine is available yet. TREATMENT Statistics Over 80% of United States plague cases have been the bubonic form (1–17 cases per year).
50% of cases occur in people ages 12–45.
In the pre–antibiotic era (1900–1941), 66% of those infected died.
Since antibiotics the death rate has decreased to 16% Biology of the plague DNA
Outer lipopolysaccharide layer
Salem Health: infectious diseases & conditions
The Black Death
Tom McGowen Scientific name: Yersinia pestis Questions:
Where did the bubonic plague originate from?
How much of the European population was killed?
What is a posie and what was it used for?