By @ Via: http://edition.cnn.com/2015/01/31/health/madagascar-plague/index.html and my own words and links. If you don’t know European History the Bubonic Plaque killed 50 million people in the 14th century, or 60 per cent of Europe’s entire population. This is worse than Ebola in the way there is no real cure, it MUST be caught early, very early. Madagascar for many is a Movie, in reality it is home to 22.92 million people also it is a not far from the East coast of Africa. This is a place that has a lot of tourism so the chances of people spreading this are high. I know the many think the whole ‘Ebola’ saga was a flat news story, please keep in mind 10’s of thousands of people are dying STILL of Ebola in West Africa. Sierra Leone is a disaster area today.
The Bubonic Plague is a nasty thing, this is what we know about the disease. Bubonic plague is a zoonotic disease, circulating mainly in fleas on small rodents, and is one of three types of bacterial infections caused by Yersinia pestis (formerly known as Pasteurella pestis), that belongs to the family Enterobacteriaceae. Without treatment, the bubonic plague kills about two thirds of infected humans within four days.
The term bubonic plague is derived from the Greek word βουβών, meaning “groin”. Swollen lymph nodes (buboes) especially occur in the armpit and groin in persons suffering from bubonic plague. Bubonic plague was often used synonymously for plague, but it refers specifically to an infection that enters through the skin and travels through the lymphatics, as is often seen in flea-borne infections.
Bubonic plague—along with the septicemic plague and the pneumonic plague, which are the two other manifestations of Y. pestis—is commonly believed to be the cause of the Black Death that swept through Europe in the 14th century and killed an estimated 25 million people, or 30–60% of the European population.Around the Mediterranean Region, summers seemed to be the season when the disease took place. In northern Europe, the disease had its most frequent outbreaks in the autumn. Because the plague killed so many of the working population, wages rose with the demand for labor. Some historians have seen this as a turning point in European economic development.
They were warned!! Madagascar Bubonic Plague Warning (From 10th October 2013)
Via Beanyman62News on You Tube
Bubonic Plague Outbreak in Madagascar, 47 Already Dead
Via TheLipTV on You Tube
(CNN)An outbreak of the plague has killed dozens in Madagascar, and experts fear those numbers could go up. At least 119 cases were confirmed by late last year, including 40 deaths, the World Health Organization said in a statement. And the disease is taking an alarming turn. “The outbreak that started last November has some disturbing dimensions,” the WHO said this week. “The fleas that transmit this ancient disease from rats to humans have developed resistance to the first-line insecticide.” It’s especially spreading in densely populated slums in the capital of Antananarivo. Cases were confirmed in at least 20 districts and the capital, Christophe Rogier of the Institut Pasteur de Madagascar said late last year. Rogier is part of a team working with the WHO on the ground to combat the disease. In my city Edinburgh, Scotland we sealed off the city by covering over it, it is now called Mary King’s Close where you can tour, many tourist do and they guide explains how and why they sealed off thousands of people to keep the disease at bay, this was the seventeenth century
The last time with Ebola, at the start I said W.H.O and got a lot of this “What is WHO, I don’t understand” Just so people know it’s the “World Health Organisation” Also the C.D.C (Centre for Disease Control) will be on this also. This is a bad disease, we must contain this one, 8/10 die a hard death. http://www.cdc.gov/plague/faq/ This is an airborn disease and is easier to catch than Ebola
Rodents and rains
The plague is caused by Yersinia pestis, a bacteria found in rodents and spread by fleas. Recent flooding in the nation has displaced tens of thousands of people and an “untold numbers of rats,” leading to fears the disease could spread, said Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization.
How is it spread?
Once an infected flea bites human beings, they can develop the bubonic plague, which is marked by swollen lymph nodes. If the bacteria reaches the lungs, one can develop pneumonic plague. The pneumonic type is rare but more dangerous than bubonic plague because it can be transmitted between humans through inhalation and coughing. “If diagnosed early, bubonic plague can be successfully treated with antibiotics,” the World Health Organization said. “Pneumonic plague, on the other hand, is one of the most deadly infectious diseases; patients can die 24 hours after infection.” At least 8% of cases advance to pneumonic plague, the WHO said. It’s unclear what percentage of the current cases comprise the more lethal plague. Past plague epidemics have have occurred in Europe, the United States, Africa, Asia and South America. The plague was known as the “Black Death” in Europe in the 14th century, and led to the deaths of 50 million people, the WHO said.
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