Yersinia Pestis Research Paper

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Yertinsa pestis, or Black death was one of the worst natural disasters in history. It killed a worldwide count of 155-220 million people. It is believed to have been one of the first cases of biological warfare when the Mongols catapulted the dead bodies infected with Yersinia Pestis over the city walls, into the city of Caffa, Crimea, an area which they were at war with.. Yersinia pestis started in Asia The bubonic plague was spread by fleas that attached themselves onto rats which spread through a large area. The plague infected the rats and when the rats died, the fleas would attach on to humans. The plague quickly spread all over the world.
Yersinia pestis infects the lymphatic system, which is a network of vessels and includes the thymus, spleen, tonsils, and an appendix. Some symptoms of the disease are swollen lymph nodes, which can be in the armpit, or groin; which is an area of your hip, between your stomach and thigh, or also in your neck. The area can be warm or tender. Other symptoms are chills, fever, headache, fatigue, or muscle aches These swollen nodes turn into buboes, which is the most famous symptom of the Bubonic Plague.. Yersinia
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Yersinia pestis bacteria have a tiny amount of toxin that in large amounts can make the system unable to fight the infection. It killed ⅓ of Europe's population in 1347, or 20 million Europeans and a worldwide count of 155-220 million. There are still breakouts happening. In 2013, for example, there was an outbreak in Madagascar. There is no medication yet found for Yersinia pestis, but it requires immediate hospitalization and treatment with strong antibiotics to prevent certain death. To prevent getting Yersinia pestis, avoid touching dead or sick animals, especially rodents, deer, squirrels and prairie dogs. Also use flea prevention on your pets regularly. Always wear gloves when touching wild animal
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