bubonic plague


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bubonic plague the most common form of the plague in humans; characterized by chills, prostration, delirium and the formation of buboes in the armpits and groin; does not spread from person to person
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In literature:

Measles among the Eskimo is more fatal than the Bubonic plague among Europeans.
"The New North" by Agnes Deans Cameron
That's what they called bubonic plague in San Francisco and yellow fever in Texas in the old days of concealment.
"The Clarion" by Samuel Hopkins Adams
It carried fever-patients for the hospital at Genoa, ill of the bubonic plague.
"The Admirable Tinker" by Edgar Jepson
He wrote a very clear account of the epidemic, which leaves no doubt that it was true bubonic plague.
"Old-Time Makers of Medicine" by James J. Walsh
A hundred years before my time there was the bubonic plague.
"The Scarlet Plague" by Jack London
Bubonic plague in San Francisco and Seattle was alarming.
"Fighting the Traffic in Young Girls" by Various
Early in 1900 the first case of the present bubonic plague onset appeared in San Francisco's Chinatown.
"McClure's Magazine, Vol. XXXI, No. 3, July 1908." by Various
The prevalence of awful scourges, such as cholera and bubonic plague, is another evil which the new China must conquer.
"Where Half The World Is Waking Up" by Clarence Poe
Fleas and the bubonic plague, 393.
"Rural Hygiene" by Henry N. Ogden
But the great advance which has been made rests on the discovery that bubonic plague is in the vast majority of cases transmitted by the flea.
"Handbook of Medical Entomology" by William Albert Riley

In news:

Colorado girl survives the Bubonic Plague.
It's a disease most doctors have only seen in text books, the Bubonic Plague.
Girl recovers from bubonic plague.
Doctors racing to save Colorado girl's life sifted clues before diagnosing bubonic plague.
7-year-old Colorado girl recovers from bubonic plague.
Colorado girl recovering from bubonic plague.
The Daily Word in bubonic plague, human trafficking, deadly shootout, flesh-eating bacteria.
Couple from Santa Fe are writing a book about surviving the bubonic plague after a visit to New York.
New Mexico Man Diagnosed With Bubonic Plague.
Peru Bubonic Plague Outbreak Infects 31.
A cat in the northern Arizona community of Winona has tested positive for bubonic plague.
Bubonic plague, we've long known, is transmitted by fleas infected with the bacteria Yersinia pestis.
A cat in the northern Arizona community of Winona has tested positive for bubonic plague .
There were only two cases of bubonic plague in humans in the United States last year.
It was the first bubonic plague case Snow and her colleagues had seen.