• epidemic
  • Plague is a term used to describe an epidemic contagious disease, particularly in Biblical and medieval times. (conservapedia.com)
  • The epidemic had drastic social and political effects throughout the Roman Empire: Barthold Georg Niebuhr (1776-1831) concluded that "as the reign of Marcus Aurelius forms a turning point in so many things, and above all in literature and art, I have no doubt that this crisis was brought about by that plague. (wikipedia.org)
  • Allmusic
  • AllMusic described the performance as a "heart-wrenching cry about the physical suffering caused by the AIDS plague being compounded by the shameful arrogance of self-appointed moralists. (wikipedia.org)
  • 2017
  • From 1 August through 30 October 2017, a total of 1801 confirmed, probable and suspected cases of plague , including 127 deaths, have been reported by the Ministry of Health of Madagascar to WHO. (bing.com)
  • Plague Inc. continues to grow as we careen towards the tail end of 2017, with now over 100 million players infected! (steampowered.com)
  • Red plague, an epithet referring to Social Democratic Party (Romania) used in the context of 2017 Romanian protests. (wikipedia.org)
  • disease
  • Duck plague (also known as duck viral enteritis) is a worldwide disease caused by duck herpesvirus 1 (anatid herpesvirus 1) of the family Herpesviridae that causes acute disease with high mortality rates in flocks of ducks, geese and swans. (wikipedia.org)
  • Bubonic plague is a disease that is typically passed from rodents to other animals and humans via the bite of a flea. (encyclopedia.com)
  • The infrequency of bubonic plague outbreaks does not mean the disease disappears altogether. (encyclopedia.com)
  • There are several different forms of the plague disease. (bphc.org)
  • Pneumonic plague is uncommon, but the most serious form of the disease. (bphc.org)
  • The severity of the disease and its relative ease of transmission (just find a few flea s) made the bubonic plague a natural choice for countries experimenting with biological warfare . (everything2.com)
  • Kyrgyzstan officials are scrambling to control the spread of bubonic plague that killed a rural boy last week as three more people showed possible symptoms of the disease. (theage.com.au)
  • Sometimes antibiotics will be prescribed to prevent plague in close contacts of someone who has the disease. (virginia.gov)
  • If an attack occurred that used plague as a bioterrorism weapon, antibiotics would be provided to anyone who was exposed to prevent disease. (virginia.gov)
  • Many of those disease aficionados have since turned their hands to being Plague Inc. creators too, using the in-game Scenario Creator (or the stand alone mobile app). (steampowered.com)
  • The People's Republic of China has eradicated the pneumonic plague from most parts of the country, but still reports occasional cases in remote Western areas where the disease is carried by rats and the marmots that live across the Himalayan plateau. (wikipedia.org)
  • A 2006 WHO report from an international meeting on plague cited a Chinese government disease expert as saying that most cases of the plague in China's northwest occur when hunters are contaminated while skinning infected animals. (wikipedia.org)
  • The severe devastation to the European population from the two plagues may indicate that people had no previous exposure to either disease, which brought immunity to survivors. (wikipedia.org)
  • Plague immunization also encompasses incurring state of passive specific immunity to plague in a susceptible organism after administration of a plague serum or plague immunoglobulin in people with an immediate risk of developing the disease. (wikipedia.org)
  • outbreaks
  • Since 2002, the World Health Organization (WHO) has reported seven plague outbreaks, though some may go unreported because they often happen in remote areas. (wikipedia.org)
  • Historian William McNeill asserts that the Antonine Plague and the later Plague of Cyprian (251-ca. 270) were outbreaks of two different diseases, one of smallpox and one of measles, not necessarily in that order. (wikipedia.org)
  • rodents
  • Travelers to areas where plague occurs should avoid contact with rodents and fleas, avoid handling sick, dead or stray animals, and keep away from rodent infested places. (bphc.org)
  • Plague is present among rodents in Africa, the Americas, and Asia. (wikipedia.org)
  • cases of plague
  • Three cases of plague have surfaced since July 11, when a man with pneumonic plague --the deadliest form of the illness--became the first in the state diagnosed with it since 2004. (bing.com)
  • Official statistics posted on the Chinese Health Ministry's Web site showed no cases of plague in 2007 and 2008. (wikipedia.org)
  • locust
  • Authorities in Australia begin an aerial assault on what could be the country's worst locust plague in 30 years. (wsj.com)
  • fever
  • The three new patients, a woman with a toddler and a teenager, exhibited symptoms of bubonic plague, namely a fever and swollen lymph nodes in their armpit and neck areas, an informed Kyrgyzstan government source said on condition of anonymity. (theage.com.au)
  • He describes the plague as "great" and of long duration and mentions fever, diarrhea, and pharyngitis, as well as a skin eruption, sometimes dry and sometimes pustular, appearing on the ninth day of the illness. (wikipedia.org)
  • victims
  • Weepers are just plague victims who have gone on too long and lost their humanity. (reddit.com)
  • As reported in National Geographic , mass graves of plague victims were recently discovered in an area of Venice called "Quarantine Island. (medscape.com)
  • Commonly referred to as "Plague Park", the park grounds sit atop a mass grave that contains the victims of the 1710 plague. (wikipedia.org)
  • 1348
  • The plague was a central theme in The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio , who wrote it after losing much of his family when the Black Death hit Florence, Italy in 1348. (everything2.com)
  • is about the arrival of the Black Plague in Weymouth, England, in 1348. (wikipedia.org)
  • 2000
  • The report also said that since the 1990s, there was a rise in plague cases in humans-from fewer than 10 in the 1980s to nearly 100 cases in 1996 and 254 in 2000. (wikipedia.org)
  • pandemic
  • During the Middle Ages , a pandemic of bubonic plague was referred to as the Black Death , because of the blackening of the skin due to the dried blood that accumulated under the skin's surface. (encyclopedia.com)
  • The Antonine Plague of 165-180 AD, also known as the Plague of Galen (from the name of the Greek physician living in the Roman Empire who described it), was an ancient pandemic brought back to the Roman Empire by troops returning from campaigns in the Near East. (wikipedia.org)
  • sufferers
  • In the wiki it says weepers are sufferers of the rat plague in the last stage, so I would guess that you do have to become a weeper before you die of the plague. (reddit.com)
  • spread
  • How is plague spread? (bphc.org)
  • It is feared the ceremony has helped spread an outbreak of pneumonic plague that has left more than 120 dead on the African island. (bing.com)
  • She intends to spread the plague to others, if she gets the opportunity. (reddit.com)
  • As the natural range of the plague skink includes the temperate climate of Tasmania they are well equipped to survive and spread throughout New Zealand and its offshore islands. (doc.govt.nz)
  • DOC is monitoring the distribution of plague skinks, and raising public awareness of how to limit the spread of this invasive species. (doc.govt.nz)
  • Urban plague spread from urban rats to rural rodent species, especially among prairie dogs in the western United States. (wikipedia.org)
  • Crystal Castles Spread Graveyard-Rave 'Plague' on First Track From New LP". Spin. (wikipedia.org)
  • Contrary to popular belief, rats did not directly start the spread of the bubonic plague. (wikipedia.org)
  • Ammianus Marcellinus reports that the plague spread to Gaul and to the legions along the Rhine. (wikipedia.org)
  • officials
  • A concern of health and defense officials is the possible deliberate introduction of plague - or the exploitation of plague - as a terrorist weapon. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Officials are struggling to contain a widespread and deadly outbreak of the plague that's been wreaking havoc in Madagascar since late August. (bing.com)
  • This year however, a worse form of plague , pneumonic plague has hit the country and it has health officials battling to contain it. (bing.com)
  • known
  • The plague skink ( Lampropholis delicata ), sometimes known as rainbow skink, is a small lizard introduced to New Zealand from Australia. (doc.govt.nz)
  • Plague Ship is a science fiction novel by author Andrew North (pseudonym of Alice Mary Norton, also known as Andre Norton). (wikipedia.org)
  • This is one type of the plague formerly known as the Black Death. (wikipedia.org)
  • Also known as red pest, red boil, or saltwater furunculosis It can also have the following meanings: Red plague (corrosion), the corrosion of silver-plated copper Red plague, an epithet referring to communism. (wikipedia.org)
  • deaths
  • Some hypothesize that the pneumonic version of the plague was mainly responsible for the Black Death that resulted in approximately 50 million deaths in the 1300s. (wikipedia.org)