Causes of the BUBONIC PLAGUE:

    The Bubonic Plague is caused by the bacteria Yersinia Pestis (aka Pasteurella Pestis.)  It is found in rodents. Most die, but about 5% will survive and become a carrier of the bacteria. When the bacteria enters the human body, the person usually has 4 days to live. There is a 75% death rate. If you recover from the Bubonic Plague you will become immune to it. After studying the bodies of those who died from the Plague, the bacteria was found in the spleen, liver, lymph nodes, and their bone marrow.

First Symptoms:

Shivering        Nausea        Vomitting        Headache        Giddiness        White Coating on Tongue

            Pain in Back and Limbs            Intolerance to Light            Purple Tint to Skin        Staggering Walk

                              Exaustion             Aching Joints            Temperature of 101-105 degrees F.
 

Eventually, these symptoms will follow:

             Pain in Groin, Armpits, and Neck -----------------------------------all these areas have lymph nodes
             Lymph Nodes swell to the size of Hen's Eggs -----------------------this is called Boboes
             Hard Lumps appear on inner thighs, neck, and armpits---------------YUCK!
             Blood Vessels break ------------------------------------------------this causes internal bleeding
             Skin turns black-----------------------------------------------------from blood under skin drying


            * The Yersinia Pestis Bacteria (shown above)
 

     -------------------------------- QUIZ -----------------------------------------
True or False:

1.)  The Yersinia Pestis is also known as the Pasteurella Pestis Bacteria.
                                        True             False

2.)  Once you contract the Bubonic Plague you will die in 4 days.
                                        True              False
 

Refrences:

http://www.byu.edu
http://www.2.itexas.net
http://ponderosa-pine.uoregon.edu/students/Janis/menu.html
http://www.sd01.k12.id.us/schools/borah/programs/bioproj/diseases97/bubonic.htm