Friday , June 14 2024

First case of bubonic plague reported in America, know the symptoms, causes and prevention of Black Death

Delhi: Another disease in America has put people in panic. The first case of bubonic plague has been reported here after the spread of Alaskapox. In the US state of Oregon, this disease is known as Black Death. For the first time since 2015, a case of bubonic plague has been reported in a local resident in the state. There is a suspicion that this might have happened to a pet cat.

Bubonic plague is a serious bacterial infection spread to humans by infected ticks that feed on rodents. This infection killed millions of Europeans during the Middle Ages. Bubonic plague is caused by the bacteria Yersinia pestis. It can be spread by contact with infected fleas or ticks, which contract the bacteria when they bite infected animals such as rats or squirrels.

Bubonic plague is a type of plague. According to the Cleveland Clinic, it gets its name from the swelling (buboes) of lymph nodes caused by the disease. There may be egg-shaped lumps in the armpits, groin and neck, from which pus may ooze.

What are the symptoms of bubonic plague?

feeling coldsudden high feverpain in stomach, arms and legs

How is bubonic plague spread?
Bubonic plague is an infection caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis (Y. pestis), usually spread by fleas to rats and other animals. This is a type of zoonotic disease. Cats, especially vulnerable to plague, can become infected by eating diseased rats, according to the Cleveland Clinic. However, it is unlikely to spread from person to person.

Why was it called Black Death?
In the 14th century, the bubonic plague killed more than 25 million people, equivalent to two-thirds of Europe's population at the time. During that time, rats also traveled on ships with passengers, bringing with them ticks, fleas, and epidemics. Because most people infected with the plague died and many people's tissues usually turned black from gangrene, the bubonic plague was called the Black Death.

How to avoid bubonic plague?To avoid bubonic plague, you can keep the following things in mind-Prevent rats, squirrels and other wild animals from living in or around your home. Don't leave out their hiding places or food to eat.Use tick control products on your pets, especially those that are not leashed.
Take sick pets to the veterinarian immediately.Do not allow free-roaming pets to sleep on your bed.If you handle dead animals, wear protective clothing, including gloves.If you go to places where you might encounter bed bugs, use insect repellents containing EET or permethrin.