2020 Bubonic plague hits California South Lake Tahoe
A resident of South Lake Tahoe was diagnosed with the Bubonic Plague 2020 symptoms, making him the first human in California in five years. Health authorities believe that the man contracted the 2020 Bubonic plague after being bitten by a parasite while carrying his dog. Fortunately the person is currently recovering at home from the Bubonic Plague symptoms under the care of medical professionals.
The Black Death was a devastating global epidemic of bubonic plague that swept across Europe and Asia in the mid-1300s. The plague struck Europe in October 1347, when 12 ships sailing from the Black Sea docked at Sicily’s port of Messina. The assembled people found a shocking discovery: Many of the captors on board were dead and those still alive were seriously ill and covered with bloody black boils.
While the word “epidemic” makes everyone anxious, reports says it now has an average of seven cases of Bubonic Plague today per year and WHO estimates that the mortality rate is estimated at 8 and 10%.
Back in July, a Colorado squirrel was tested for 2020 Bubonic plague and became the first case in Jefferson County, Colorado.
The pneumonic plague is thought to have originated in Asia 2,000 years ago and may have been spread by commercial vessels, although recent studies have suggested that the Black Death virus may have been present in Europe as early as 3000 C.
The most common type of disease in the U.S, it is known as Bubonic Syndrome, which can cause inflammation, nausea, fever, weakness and inflammation and damage to the lymph nodes (called buboes). This type of disease, which is contagious, is usually caused by worm bites.
Today, scientists understand that the Black Death, now known as plague, is still being spread by a bacillus called Yersina pestis. (French biologist Alexandre Yersin isolated the virus in the late 19th century.)
The 2020 Bubonic plague is caused by a virus called Yersinia pestis, and the disease is probably best known for causing the Black Death in Europe in the 1300s. Infections still occur today, though they are not uncommon and Bubonic Plague 2020 treatment is usually with conventional therapies. In the U.S., about seven cases of the disease occur annually, on average, according to reports.
Humans can contract Bubonic Plague 2020 symptoms through damage to the tissues or through contact with the tissues or body fluids of an infected animal, say reports.
The California man who is infected with 2020 Bubonic plague, is described as a walker who may have been bitten by an infected corpse with Bubonic Plague symptoms, while walking with the dog in the Tahoe Keys area or along the Truckkee River Corridor.
The Black Death was the second major catastrophe affecting Europe during the Late Middle Ages (the first was the Great Famine) and is said to have killed between 30% and 60% of people in Europe. In all, the epidemic may have reduced the world’s population from 475 million to 350-375 million by the 14th century.
Scientists now know that the pneumonic plague bacillus travels from person to person through the air and also from bites of infected rats. Rats were found almost everywhere in ancient Europe, but mostly on domestic boats of all kinds – from which the deadly plague swept across the European port city.
The last known cases in California came in 2015 from two visitors to Yosemite National Park. Many factors can play a role in when and where the conditions of the 2020 Bubonic plague originate, including human or rat behavior and also climate patterns, because warm temperatures favor this.
Recent research has shown that people became infected for the first time in Europe and Asia in the Late Neolithic-Early Bronze Age. A 2018 study found evidence of Yersinia pestis in an ancient Swedish tomb, which may have been associated with the “Neolithic decline” around 3000 BCE, when the European population declined sharply.
Y. pestis was discovered by Alexandre Yersin, a student of Louis Pasteur, during the outbreak of the plague in Hong Kong in 1894. Yersin also confirmed that the bacillus of Bubonic Plague 2020 deaths existed in rats and suggested that the rat could very likely be a large transit vehicle.
China identified an Inner Mongolia man with 2020 Bubonic plague. China was concerned about this.
After exposure to an infected animal or flea, symptoms appear within two weeks and may include nausea, fever, weakness, and inflammation of the lymph nodes. Bubonic plague 2020 treatment can be successfully done with antimicrobials, if detected early.
The California 2020 Bubonic plague case was confirmed on Monday (Aug. 17) in the South Lake Tahoe area, according to reports.
Germs causing Bubonic Plague 2020 deaths can be transmitted through chipmunks, squirrels or other mice. Dogs, as well as felines, can also carry the disease.
The last confirmed case of the California plague was back in 2015, after two people were exposed to infected fleas or rats in Yosemite National Park. Both were able to recover. It is reported that on average there are seven cases of 2020 Bubonic plague each year in the US.
Measures to prevent the spread of disease include: keeping pets away from catching any kinds of animals, wearing long pants, avoiding contact with wild mice, using insect repellent for reduction of insect exposure and not petting pets outside.
The Black Death (also known as Pestilence, The Great Death, or epidemic) was the deadliest pandemic in human history. The Black Death led to the deaths of up to 75-200 million people in Eurasia and North Africa, an increase in Europe from 1347 to 1351.
The California patient who is infected with 2020 Bubonic plague, is currently recovering.
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