Plague Beside wars and natural disasters, the other thing that caused alot of death in the past are contagious diseases. By passing the time and improving of the technology, scientists could prevent some of them but couldn’t destroy them at all. Several kinds of diseases are still considered as killers of people. One of the most dangerous diseases of the world is plague.
Plague is a dangerous and contagious disease caused by a virus called ……………and it has three kinds. To prevent its transmission it is very important to know how it spreads, its symptoms and its treatment. Plague which is called Black death also, is a severe disease that killed millions in the 14th century.
Some scientists think that it was first spread by Roman soldiers who were returning from Persian Gulf Battle in 165 AD. Soon it spreaded in Asia, Africa and Europe. There are three major plague pandemic recorded in history. First, Justinian Plague, started in 541 AD and continued for two hundred years.
It killed more than 25 million people. The second, the Great plague or black death, first seen in 1334 in china killed millions of people. And the third, the modern plague, also seen in china in 1860s continued for more than twenty years. Because its cause was unknown, it killed millions of people.
(“Plague”, 2015) Each kind of plague spreads in different a way. Bobunic plague spreads from the bite of an infected rodent flea. Some scientists admit that other animals like dogs and cats might also cause this disease to transmit.This kind of plague never spreads from human to human. *The other kind of plague is pneumonic plague.
It is the only plague which spreads from one person to another. The person who is sick, spreads the virous in to the air by coughing. People who are infectd bu this kind of plague should not be n contact with others. To start treating plague earlier, it is important to distinguish it. For distingushing it, you should know each kind of plague’s symptoms. Sudden onset of fever and chills, headache, fatigue or malaise and muscle aches are symptoms of bubonic plague. Septicemic plague occures when a person feels fever and chills, extrem weaknesses, abdominal pain and vomiting, bleeding from mouth, nose or under sking, blacking and death of tissue (gangerene) in fingers toes and nose.
Pneumonic plague which is the most dangerous, starts with caugh with bloody sputum, difficulty breathing, nauseas and vomiting, high fever, headache and weakness. Each kind of plague has its own symptoms; as soon as seeing them happening, should be prevented.There are some useful things to do after knowing infected by the virous of plague. First thing that should be done immediately is speaking with a doctor. The person who is infected will be admitted to hospital and recieve antibiotics. Wearing a mask help to prevent the virous from being spreaded into the air.
It is very importsnt to tell the doctor about all symptoms of the disease a person experience. Using all the drugs correctly and ontime and doing the same thing doctor tells,is very effective to overcome this illness.