Why is bubonic plague still a thing?

A local folk remedy thought to provide good health had the opposite effect for one Mongolian couple: After eating the raw kidney of a marmot, the pair died of bubonic plague, AFP news agency reported on Monday. Health authorities responded by declaring a quarantine that included locals and foreign tourists who had come into contact with the couple.
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A painting revolution was ready to take off in the 14th century, but then the plague hit Italy. What lessons does that hold about our own art future?
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Perspective missing “We’ve never seen anything like this in the history of the planet,” That was Gov. David Ige speaking at his Saturday press conference announcing a mandatory two-week self-quarantine for anyone getting off a plane in Hawaii. He was speaking of the coronavirus itself, and I couldn’t believ e my ears. The history of the planet? Bubonic Plague wants to know what it needs to do to get remembered, because killing 60% of everyone in Europe apparently wasn’t enough. Small…
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written by Dr. Stephen A. Berger A frightening pandemic arises from animals in Asia and spreads westward, killing thousands in Italy, France, Spain, and many other countries. The more severe infections are characterized by cough and fever, leading to progressive pneumonia. There is no specific treatment available, and entire cultures live in fear and uncertainty.   And so, during 541-542 C.E. Yersinia pestis the bacterium that causes bubonic plague, spread out from China into the Byzantine Empire. Few were spared, and an estimated 25 to 100 million Europeans went on to die during repeated waves of infec...
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The Bell High School academic decathlon team, the L.A. area champions, studied bubonic plague and other epidemics before the coronavirus broke out.
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The play, created during a bout of bubonic plague in 1632, has been performed every 10 years since. It will be postponed to 2022.
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First of three epidemic/pandemic related posts, but going beyond the medical and health science.As it happens, I was reading this book when the current coronavirus outbreak started.  There is aninteresting piece about the book, written at the end of last week, on Literary Hub.The novel describes a fictional outbreak of bubonic plague in the town of Oran in Algeria, people's reactions to it, and each other, and the decisions that had to be taken.I am not (and neither is the author of the piece) comparing COVID-19 to bubonic plague but reading the story now does make some of those issues take on a certain relevance.
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CORONAVIRUS cases are increasing every day and the virus has spread to countries across the globe. But is COVID-19 worse than the Black Death?
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As the world grapples with a global health emergency that is COVID-19, many are drawing parallels with a pandemic of another infectious disease – influenza – that took the world by storm just over 100 years ago. We should hope against hope that this one isn’t as bad, but the 1918 flu had momentous long-term consequences – not least for the way countries deliver healthcare. Could COVID-19 do the same? The 1918 flu pandemic claimed at least 50 million lives, or 2.5 per cent of the global population, according to current estimates. It washed over the world in three waves. A relatively mild wave in the ...
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Grave in Lincolnshire dates to medieval pandemic of 1348 and reveals rural plague catastropheA mass grave containing the remains of dozens of victims of theBlack Death offers chilling new evidence of the speed and scale of the devastation the plague brought to rural England, according to archaeologists.The grave, discovered in a remote corner of rural Lincolnshire, has been dated to the 14th century, almost certainly to theearliest and deadliest medieval outbreak of the disease in 1348-9.Continue reading...
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We present the case of a 42-year-old male, who had previously traveled to an endemic plague area and then presented hyperpyrexia, hypotension, and inflammatory inguinal adenopathy. Despite the very characteristic clinical picture, nobody (before admission to our hospital) suspected plague. An effective combination of antibiotics and intensive treatment was initiated only on the fifth day of illness. The patient went into septic shock, respiratory failure, and death. Plague was confirmed by polymerase chain reaction (PCR). This case emphasizes the importance of having a high suspicion rate for plague. PMID: 31800948 [PubMed - in process]
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