Bubonic Plague 2020: Symptoms, Historical and Current Facts about Bubonic Plague (Black Death)


Bubonic Plague 2020: Panic mode on The readers will know the current scenario and historical facts about the bubonic plague outbreak in China that led to the return of the “Black Death”. The year 2020 has been an overly critical year for the entire planet. Civilization has seen a lot of disastrous calamities in the past few months. From earthquakes to landslides, volcano eruptions to tornadoes, cyclone to flood, nature’s fury is devastating the entire globe. Coronavirus pandemic is on the top of the list with almost 12 million cases. The world is trying to adapt to the current scenario of the entire planet while another threat called “Bubonic Plague” has prevailed upon the entire race of humanity.

Bubonic Plague 2020 Highlights

  • An upsurge of the bubonic plague in China has led to the return of the “Black Death”
  • Three people have been spotted with the disease in China
  • Level III warning of plague control and prevention in Inner Mongolia
  • Now in quarantine – the provincial capital in western Mongolia
  • The crackdown by Russia on marmot hunting near its border with China
  • Two resident brothers who ate marmot meat are found positive
  • The alert restricts and forbids the eating and hunting of animals that might hold the plague.
  • Experts say the disease is less fatal with antibiotics
  • High Alert in China against Bubonic Plague
  • WHO fears the fatality rate 30% to 100% if not treated timely
  • WHO indicates 584 deaths between the year 2010 to 2015

Bubonic Plague reported in China

The bubonic plague initially appeared in the 14th century in Central Asia and took millions of lives as it spread through the nations. Bubonic plague is also known as ‘Black Death’ and now it is back in the news story after a city in China’s Inner Mongolia territory recorded its maiden speculated case of bubonic plague.

Bubonic Plague 2020: A town in northern China on Sunday wailed an alert after a suspected case of bubonic plague was reported, according to the country’s authorized media. An Autonomous Region of Inner Mongolia announced a level III warning of plague control and prevention.

Marmot meat eaters found positive

Bubonic Plague 2020 News: On the 1st of July, 2 suspected cases of bubonic plague recorded in Khovd province in western Mongolia have been confirmed by lab test results. Two resident brothers, 27 and 17 years old respectively, who ate marmot meat are found positive.

Alert forbids eating & hunting of animals

The alert restricts and forbids the eating and hunting of animals that might hold the plague. The administrator officials have asked the population to report any suspected cases of the plague or fever and to report any dead or sick marmots.

History of global epidemic Bubonic Plague

  1. The research has revealed the pathogen at fault for the Black Death may have been in Europe from as early as 3000 B.C.
  2. The plague has existed in Asia over 2,000 years ago and was likely spread by trading ships.
  3. The illness had hit China, India, Persia, Syria, and Egypt in the early 1340s.
  4. Terrific Pestilence was carving a deadly path across the trade routes of the Near and Far East.
  5. The Black Death was a dreadful global epidemic of bubonic plague that attacked Europe and Asia in the 1347.
  6. The plague entered in Europe in late 1347 with arrival of 12 ships at the Sicilian port of Messina from the Black Sea.
  7. The sailors aboard the ships were either dead or were critically ill with seeping blood and pus from black boils. The authorities hurriedly decided to keep the fleet of “death ships” out of the harbor.
  8. The Black Death killed 20 million people in Europe nearly one-third of the population of the continent in a five years period.
  9. The most recent outbreak, also known as “Third Pandemic,” erupted in 1855 in the Chinese province of Yunnan and spanned the globe over the next few decades and by the early 20th century it had spread to all six colonized continents.
  10. The plague spread to other countries from China with rats traveling on ships. By the time the epidemic ended in the 1950s, it had claimed at least 15 million lives with some estimates putting the number of infected at 200 million.
  11. As per data by WHO, around 3,248 cases of plague have been reported globally including 584 deaths between the year 2010 to 2015. Plague pandemics have occurred in Asia, Africa, and South America in the past.
  12. Plague is still endemic in indigenous rodent populations of South and North America, Africa, and Central Asia. In fact, in Madagascar, bubonic plague cases are recorded every year from September to April, which is usually known to be the outbreak season.

Bubonic plague disease explained

Bubonic plague is an unusual and rare but critical bacterial infection disseminated by fleas from rodents. It is a zoonotic disease and it can be disseminated or transmitted to other creatures or humans. It primarily results from the bite of an infected flea. It may also arise from disclosure or exposure to the body fluids from a dead plague-infected creature.

Bubonic Plague 2020 or Bubonic plague is inflicted by the bacterium Yersinia pestis which leaves swollen lymph nodes close to the regions on the body where the bacteria have penetrated the skin. Pain, swelling, and suppuration (puss formation) of the lymph nodes or “bubo” produce the standard plague buboes. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the inflated “buboes” or lymph nodes can spurt open and turn into apparent sores filled with pus.

Can it transmit from human to human?

Bubonic Plague 2020: There are no accounts of human to human transmission of bubonic plague yet. To prevent bubonic plague, people are generally instructed not to touch dead animals and stay away from them. Also, wear flea or insect repellent in case of an eruption. The beginning of the bubonic plague is distinguished by indications such as chills, headaches, fever, pain, and malaise commonly around the affected areas on the body. The initial symptoms can appear in 2 to 6 days after someone contacts the plague. Bubonic plague formulates into a pneumonic plague when the bacteria enter the lungs.

How does the Black Death spread?

The Black Death disease is alarmingly indiscriminately infectious. The disease is dangerously efficient as merely touching the clothes it communicates the malady to the toucher. Its spread is so fast, the perfectly healthy people went to bed at night could be dead by morning. The infecting pests could be found almost everywhere.

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In earlier times in fourteen century the pests’ presence was at home aboard ships and the deadly plague made its way through one European port city after another.

Bioscience of the Black Death

The scientists denote the Black Death as the plague which is spread by a bacillus called Yersina pestis. Yersinia pestis is an extremely pathogenic organism to both humans and animals and prior to antibiotics had an excessive mortality rate. The germ was discovered by the French biologist Alexandre Yersin at the end of the 19th century.

The bacillus transmits from person to person through the air when in its pneumonic form. In outbreaks, plague is transmitted to humans through the bite of the Oriental or Indian rat flea and the human flea. The black urban rat and the brown sewer rat are the primary host of the fleas.

Symptoms of the Black Plague

  • The starting symptoms of the malady were some swellings between the groin and the armpits, then the development of plague-boils waxed in size of an apple or an egg.
  • Blood and pus oozed out of these mysterious swellings. It was followed by many horrible symptoms fever, chills, vomiting, diarrhea, horrific aches, and pains and death in short period.
  • The Bubonic Plague strikes the lymphatic system, triggering swelling in the lymph nodes. If not treated timely the infection disseminates to the blood or lungs.
  • There are two kinds of plague infections, pneumonic and bubonic.
  • Usually, the gestation period for people contaminated with the plague is up to 7 days.
  • Bubonic plague is inflicted when the bacteria enter the lymphatic system (part of the immune system) in the human body and there it replicates and grows itself. As a result, the infected node gets swollen and painful which is called a ‘bubo.’
  • The illness can further spread to the lungs, which is named the pneumonic plague.

The fatality rate of Bubonic Plague

This is one of the unusual and rare but serious diseases that can be disseminated or transmitted. WHO says that the fatality rate in the plague caused by the flow of bacteria in the bloodstream is 30% to 100%, if not treated timely.

Treatment of Bubonic Plague

It is one of the three diseases caused by bacterium Yersinia pestis. The other two being Pneumonic plague and Septicemic plague. It is dissipated by Yersinia pestis bacteria and requires urgent hospitalization of the infected. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), it can kill a healthy adult in less than 24 hours, if not dealt with in time.

Precautions and preventive measures for Bubonic Plague

Precautions and preventive measures include notifying people when the zoonotic plague is existing in their environment and instructing them to take safeguards against flea bites and not to handle animal carcasses. Usually, people should be instructed to avoid direct contact with infected body fluids and tissues. Also, avoid any contact with any living or dead rodents. While treating potentially infected patients and obtaining specimens, basic precautions should be applied.

The vaccine of Bubonic Plague

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), a vaccine for the bubonic plague is ready for infected individuals with high disclosure to the plague. Nevertheless, it is not commercially available in most nations around the globe.

A bioterrorism agent

Bubonic plague is considered a bioterrorism agent for military significance and is listed in this category by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Are deadly diseases God’s Punishment?

When the pandemics like COVID-19 or Black Death occur, which has no sure shot remedy one thinks of God. The scared worldly human thinks of a kind of divine abuse, retribution for sins against God such as greed, blasphemy, unorthodoxy, fornication, and materialism. These all are the act of the Creative Energy Maya and Kaal-Brahm. The innocent creatures must understand the right cause and effect.

Guaranteed cure through true devotion

Almighty Kabir can cure any deadly disease just like that. Holy Vedas mention the qualities of God which include treatment of any disease and life expansion of a devotee. One must take initiation from Supreme Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj by filling out this form and start offering prayers according to the holy scriptures to get cured of physical or mental or even the disease of entrapment in the cycle of birth and death.

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