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1) Black Plague killed an estimated 25M Europeans in 14th C.
2) It lasted for Centuries & killed an estimated 100 M people worldwide
3) 1866-1960 was the 3rd Wave of Plague
•originated in China
• 2.2 million deaths
4) Yersinia pestis is the etiological agent of bubonic and pneumonic plague
5) The plague can be cured IF antibiotics are started immediately.

Without prompt treatment, plague is nearly 100% fatal.

There is NO FDA approved vaccine.
6) In 24 yrs between 1987 & 2001:
• 36,876 confirmed cases of plague
• 2,847 deaths reported to WHO
7) 2017= Outbreak in Madagascar
• Started Aug 2017
• Expanded rapidly
• 2/3rd cases transmitted person-to-person as pneumonic plague, the most dangerous form of the disease
• 221 die (total pop ~22+M)
8) Last week a boy in #Idaho was diagnosed w #BubonicPlague

It's thought he got it in #Oregon…
9) Bubonic Plague is spread by fleas.
Rodents in Oregon have tested positive.
Bath/treat your pets
Don't handle rodents
Keep your pets away from rodents
End) Plague is fast- 2-6 days &
symptoms include
•sudden fever
•headaches and weakness
•lymph nodes swell in the groin, armpit or neck
Do not wait to be treated!
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