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The cause and prevention of the spread of plague in India

A lecture delivered before the Bombay Sanitary Association on 11th December 1907

by W. Glen Liston

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Published by Printed at the Times Press in Bombay .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Plague

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby W. Glen Liston
    ContributionsLondon School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
    The Physical Object
    Pagination38 p. ;
    Number of Pages38
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26249555M

    with fury into India. During the early part of this pandemic valuable scientific information on the cause and epidemiology of plague was acquired in Bombay (India. Plague Advisory Commission, ), and in China (Lien-Teh, ; Lien-Teh et al., ). During this period the bacterial etiology (Yersinia pestis) of the disease wasCited by: Ebola virus disease (EVD), also known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever (EHF) or simply Ebola, is a viral haemorrhagic fever of humans and other primates caused by ebolaviruses. Signs and symptoms typically start between two days and three weeks after contracting the virus with a fever, sore throat, muscular pain, and museudelantoni.com: Ebolaviruses spread by direct contact.

    Name. The epidemiological use of the term plague is currently applied to any severe bubo inflammation resulting from an infection with Y. museudelantoni.comically, the medical use of the term plague has been applied to pandemic infections in general. Plague is often synonymous with bubonic plague, but this describes just one of its museudelantoni.com names have been used to describe this disease. Sep 24,  · The plague made several reemergences around the world throughout the 14th through 19th centuries, but innovations in modern medicine, combined with higher standards of hygiene and stronger methods of disease prevention and epidemic outbreak mitigations, have all but eliminated this medieval disease from the planet.

    Cause. 9 of. 1 83 , and immediately succeeding years. We now come to consider the conditions which originate this pestilence in the land to which it is native. Religious festivals and pil­ grimages are very frequent in India, and to these, inconnection withthe filthy and unhealthy habits of the natives, is largely to be attributed the. How and Where Did the Plague Spread? Like the modern bubonic plague, scientists believe the Plague of Justinian spread through fleas. Studies indicate the plague may have originated in China or India and was then transported to the fertile valleys of Egypt through trade routes.


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The cause and prevention of the spread of plague in India by W. Glen Liston Download PDF EPUB FB2

The plague was the cause of the Black Death that swept through Asia, Europe, and Africa in the 14th century and killed an estimated 50 million people. This was about 25% to 60% of the European population. Because the plague killed so many of the working population, wages rose Causes: Yersinia pestis spread by fleas.

Full text of "The cause and prevention of the spread of plague in India.A lecture delivered before the Bombay Sanitary Association on 11th December " See other formats. Plague is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis.

Symptoms include fever, weakness and headache. Usually this begins one to seven days after exposure. In the bubonic form there is also swelling of lymph nodes, while in the septicemic form tissues may turn black and die, and in the pneumonic form shortness of breath, cough and chest pain may museudelantoni.com: Yersinia pestis.

Bubonic plague isn’t history - it’s still around and still dangerous. Learn more about the symptoms, causes, and treatment of the 'black death.'. Jul 11,  · In today’s globally connected world, disease threats can spread faster and more unpredictably than ever before.

CDC’s global health security efforts help improve the country’s ability to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease outbreaks before they become epidemics that could affect global populations. Nov 01,  · This agent had always been the favored cause, but a vigorous minority of biologists and historians have argued the Black Death differed from modern cases of plague studied in India.

In his book The Black Death transformed, 1 Samuel K Cohn claims that the epidemic disease described in western European historical sources from ad to the mid-seventeenth century under the names plague, pestis, pestilence, plagen and the like must have been a disease other than the modern plague that reached Hong Kong in May from other parts of China, and later spread first to India Cited by: Plague, infectious fever caused by Yersinia pestis, a bacterium transmitted from rodents to humans by the bite of infected fleas.

Plague was the cause of some of the most-devastating epidemics in history. It was the disease behind the Black Death of the 14th century. -most common source of human bubonic plague is through infected flea bites-also through direct contact/handling of infected animal tissues/fluids-primary pneumonic plague transmitted through airborne droplets from infected human or animal (especially house cats)-or aerosol exposure in a lab setting.

Bubonic plague is mainly spread by infected fleas from small animals. [1] It may also result from exposure to the body fluids from a dead plague infected animal. [3] In the bubonic form of plague, the bacteria enter through the skin through a flea bite and travels via the lymphatic vessels to a lymph node, causing it to swell.

Nov 26,  · Plague is a disease that affects humans and other mammals. It is caused by the bacterium, Yersinia pestis. Humans usually get plague after being bitten by a rodent flea that is carrying the plague bacterium or by handling an animal infected with plague.

Plague is infamous for killing millions of people in Europe during the Middle Ages. Nov 01,  · The Black Death is known as one of the deadliest and widespread pandemics in history.

It peaked in Europe between and and is thought Author: Christian Nordqvist. By contrast to the spread of plague in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries the difference is colossal: while the area of Europe covered by the Black Death was to the 4th power of time between andthat of the bubonic plague in India between and was to the 2nd power of time, a difference of two orders of magnitude.

21 Cited by: Plague is a life-threatening disease. If you have been exposed to rodents or fleas, or if you have visited a region where plague is known to occur, and you develop symptoms of plague, contact your.

Pneumonic plague. In the pneumonic form of the illness, symptoms of other types of plague can be present, but the characteristic clinical picture of pneumonia is present. The plague bacteria spread to the lungs or infect the lungs directly when infected droplets in the air are inhaled.

This is the only form of plague that can be transmitted. Dec 15,  · It can spread through your bloodstream and lymph nodes to other organs, bones, or skin. Diphtheria. Once a major cause of sickness and death in children, diphtheria is now rare in the United Author: Ann Pietrangelo.

Bubonic plague—along with the septicemic plague and the pneumonic plague, which are the two other manifestations of Yersinia pestis—is generally 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.

Because the plague. Plague is a serious bacterial infection that's transmitted by fleas. Known as the Black Death during medieval times, today plague occurs in fewer than 5, people a year worldwide. It can be deadly if not treated promptly with antibiotics. The organism that causes plague, Yersinia pestis, lives in small rodents on every continent except Australia.

Jul 09,  · Kasey Regan “The Cause and effect of the Black Death” Intercultural Humanities II Jan. 28, Over the years many tragedies have affected the arts and the way people express museudelantoni.comr, during the fourteenth century there was nothing as devastatingly inspiring as The Black museudelantoni.comly known as the bubonic plague, the Black Death swept the west and left people.

Infectious disease outbreaks are dynamic, as demonstrated by the Ebola epidemic in West Africa in –, introduction and spread of chikungunya virus in the Americas beginning in latenosocomial spread from travel-associated MERS in Korea inand the rapid spread of Zika virus in the Americas in and.

Discovery of Yersinia pestis as the cause of Plague: Yersin as the Underdog. Credit for discovering the bacterial cause of plague is accorded to the French physician Alexandre Yersin (–), for his bacteriological investigations in June in Hong Kong during a deadly epidemic. However, credit was not given to Yersin initially, and Cited by: May 08,  · SARS is a contagious and life-threatening respiratory infection that can lead to pneumonia.

The last recorded case was inbut it could recur.When the plague spread in the early s, clinicians, politicians, and researches were no more prepared for its destruction than those of outbreaks before germ theory was developed.

Despite the various methods of prevention, cures, and treatment employed by public health officials, the outbreak in colonized countries, where the cities were.