Definition of Bubonic plague

1. Noun. The most common form of the plague in humans; characterized by chills, prostration, delirium and the formation of buboes in the armpits and groin; does not spread from person to person.




Definition of Bubonic plague

1. Noun. (disease) A contagious, often fatal, epidemic disease caused by the bacterium ''Yersinia pestis'', transmitted by the bite of fleas from an infected person or rodent, especially a rat, and characterized by delirium, chills, fever, vomiting, diarrhea, and the formation of buboes. ¹

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Medical Definition of Bubonic plague

1. This rare bacterial infection due to Yersinia pestis. It can cause painful, enlarged lymph nodes, fever, headache and prostration 2-7 days after a flea bite. May also cause pneumonia and sepsis. Transmitted in rodents and humans via an infected flea bite. The incubation period is 2-10 days. Yersinia infection is now rare in Western countries. Third world countries (for example India) can have epidemics of Yersinia. Treatment with antibiotics is necessary or most individuals will die. Even with antibiotic treatment the death rate is 5%. (15 Nov 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bubonic Plague

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Literary usage of Bubonic plague

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1. Pathogenic Micro-organisms: Including Bacteria and Protozoa; a Practical by William Hallock Park, Anna Wessels Williams (1905)
"HISTORICALLY we can trace the bubonic plague back to the third century. In Justinian's reign a great epidemic spread over the Roman empire and before it ..."

2. Introduction to Infectious and Parasitic Diseases: Including Their Cause and by Millard Langfeld (1907)
"bubonic plague (la peste, black death, etc.). (a) Cause: Bacillus pestis; non-sporogenous. (b) Localized: Skin and subcutaneous tissues; lymph-glands; ..."

3. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1894)
"PRELIMINARY NOTICE OF THE BACILLUS OF bubonic plague, BY PROFESSOR S. ... EARLY this year (1894) an epidemic of bubonic plague broke out in the South of ..."

4. The Philippines to the End of the Commission Government: A Study in Tropical by Charles Burke Elliott (1917)
"... Markets—The Drug and Food Law—The Milk Supply—The Water Supply—Manila and Cebú Water- Works—Artesian Wells—The bubonic plague—Cholera—The Smallpox- ..."

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