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  • Yersinia Pestis And The Plague

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    Yersinia pestis and the Plague Jin You MMI 133 Dr. Judith Gnarpe One organism that commonly causes diseases in humans is Yersinia pestis. This bacterium is the causative agent of the infamous bubonic plague, primary septicaemic plague, and primary pneumonic plague. Y. pestis was first discovered by Shibasaburo Kitasato and Alexandre Yersin, but due to Yersin’s description of the bacteria being more accurate, this bacterium was named after him (3). There are still disputes going on for who had correctly

  • Yersinia Pestis Disease

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    The Plague that Keeps on Giving throughout time It has been several decades since our last major pandemic, but for the most devastating pandemic in history was the bubonic plague. The bubonic plague is a bacterium, Yersinia pestis, a disease that affects humans and other mammals. This bacterium disease attacks the lymph nodes that are located throughout the body. Swollen lymph nodes may be a sign that the body is dealing with an infection. The largest groupings are found in the neck, armpits, and

  • Yersinia Pestis And The Plague

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    Yersinia pestis and the Plague The infectious disease known as “the Plague” is spread by a bacterium classified as Yersinia pestis, which is usually transmitted in the bites of fleas or infected animals or people. Infectious Disease: Signs and Symptoms The plague has three different forms: Bubonic, Septicemic, and Pneumonic. The signs and symptoms of the bubonic plague usually include fever, headache, chills, and weakness and one or more swollen, tender and painful lymph nodes. A flea will typically

  • 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

  • Plague - Bacillus Yersinia Pestis Essay

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    Identification and Prevention of What Makes Life “Nasty, Brutish, and Short” Plague is caused by the bacterium bacillus Yersinia pestis, and is carried by rodents, fleas, and mammals. Plague takes three forms: bubonic, pneumonic, and septicemic. Bubonic plague affects the lymph glands, while the pneumonic and septicemic forms affect the lungs and the blood. Today, plague can be prevented by antibiotics and strict public health measures. Three methods of controlling carriers involve sanitizing

  • Essay Yersinia pestis - Bacteria Virulence and Symptoms

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    Yersinia pestis - Bacteria Virulence and Symptoms Yersinia pestis appeared fairly early in history and is still prevailing today. Humans have come in contact with this bacterium in massive outbreaks throughout history, including the most famous Black Death of the 14th century. From the lack of knowledge of the bacteria and its ability to infect populations rapidly, the human race has suffered immensely. The bacterium is specialized with specific plasmids, Yersinia outer proteins as well as other

  • Yersinia pestis – Infection, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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    Yersinia pestis – Gerneal Infection, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment Yersinia pestis, the culprit behind the infamous Black Death, spread by rat fleas, has cast a shadow over human civilization, taken the lives of countless peasants and nobles alike like a violent brute who murders invariably. There are three major forms of infection stages, the bubonic plague, the septicemic plague, and the pneumonic plague (primary and secondary), all are lethal if not treated with proper antibiotics. Due

  • Is Yersinia Pestis A Bacterial Infection Responsible For The Deaths Of Millions Of People?

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    Yersinia Pestis is a bacterial infection responsible for the deaths of millions of people starting in the 1300’s and still continues to infect people to this day. This bacterial strain is the basis of three very serious and potentially fatal diseases: the Bubonic plague, the Pneumonic Plague, and the septicemic Plague. The difference between the plagues is primarily the location of the infection but the symptoms also vary as well. The bubonic plague attacks the Lymphatic system whereas the Pneumonic

  • Yersinia Pestis

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    Yersinia Pestis and the body’s response: The Cellular Level Yersinia pestis, is well known for being the cause of the bubonic plague; the cause of the black death that plagued medieval Europe. What is not nearly as well known, is that there are actually three different forms a Y. pestis infection can take: pneumonic, septicemic, and bubonic. How Y. pestis infects the body and why it is so deadly are also largely unknown with regards to most people’s knowledge of the subject. Much research has gone

  • Pasturella Pestis

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    Pasturella pestis, also called Black Death or plague was remained undiscovered for 500 years. This lethal decease began in the mid of 13 century and rapidly surpassed borders of Sicily, where it was brought with the sick sailors on the traded ship from the Black Sea. The plague extensively passed through the Central Asia, reached to the most of European countries, and literally extended from India to Iceland. Ruthlessly eroded half of the population it became a real menace for that time. People of