Bubonic Plague: a brief history of changes to current situation in Brazil

  • Jucier Gonçalves Júnior Universidade Federal do Cariri - UFCA
  • Maria do Socorro Vieira dos Santos
  • João Vitor Cândido Pimentel
  • Cláudio Gleidiston Lima da Silva

Abstract

Plague is a globally distributed, zoonotic disease caused by the bacterium  Yersinia pestis. With recurrent epidemics since the Antique, the plague ravaged the population, producing demographic, political, cultural and religious incommensurables effects. The major clinical forms of plague are bubonic, pneumonic, and septic. The signals and symptoms include fever, chills, general malaise, buboes, may evolve to septicemia, meningitis, hemorrhages, disseminate intravascular coagulation, shock and, not rarely, death. It can occur, still, lung infection (pneumonic form of the disease), with severe respiratory condition, fever, dyspnea, also leading to death.

Published
Jun 15, 2015
How to Cite
GONÇALVES JÚNIOR, Jucier et al. Bubonic Plague: a brief history of changes to current situation in Brazil. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 8, june 2015. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <http://imed.pub/ojs/index.php/iam/article/view/1055>. Date accessed: 22 june 2018. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3823/1713.
Section
Infectious Diseases

Keywords

black plague, pandemic, Yersinia pestis

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