The black plague

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  • The black plague

    1. 1. Caden Schultheis The Black Plague
    2. 2. The “Black DeaTh” Click icon to add picture • The Plague is famous for causing the Black Death pandemic. • In The Fourteenth century it wiped out an estimated third of Europe’s population.
    3. 3. The Plague is caused by the bacteria Yersinia Pestis It is believed to have originated in Mongolia The bacteria was carried along trade routes by merchants, and eventually spread to the Mediterranean and Europe What Is the PLaGUe? A microscopic picture of the yersinia pestis bacteria
    4. 4. hoW Is It sPread? Click icon to add picture • The plague is spread mostly through rodent fleas carried by rats • Rat infestations in medieval Europe are what caused the Black Death pandemic • The most common cause of plague is rodent infestations due to poor sanitation • In late stages of infection, plague is communicable by coughing
    5. 5. In early stages, the plague infects the lymphatic system, causing fever, aches, and the characteristic buboes to form on the neck, armpit, and groin. Later, the infection spreads to the circulatory system, causing severe sepsis of body tissues, diarrhea and vomiting Infection can also spread the the respiratory system, where it becomes airbourne and causes a bloody cough symptoms
    6. 6. the lymphatic, circulatory, and respiratory systems
    7. 7. Plague Today Click icon to add picture • The plague still exists in rodent populations worldwide, and rarely affects humans • The Plague is easily treated with common antibiotics • The most effective way to prevent Plague is to practice basic sanittation
    8. 8. The Plague is present in Southwestern United States, but nowhere else in the country There is still some dissention over whether Yersinia Pestis was the cause of the Black Plague QuesTions? “Bring out your dead!”

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