a serious, sometimes fatal, infection with the bacterial toxin Yersinia pestis, transmitted by fleas from infected rodents and characterized by high fever, weakness, and the formation of buboes, especially in the groin and armpits.
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How to use bubonic plague in a sentence
And, most important, it wasn’t bubonic plague, the historically dreaded but actually not very contagious form of the disease.The next pandemic is already here. Covid can teach us how to fight it. | Maryn McKenna | June 23, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
San Francisco plague outbreakIn 1900, an outbreak of bubonic plague struck San Francisco.The long, ugly history of anti-Asian racism and violence in the U.S. | Gillian Brockell | March 18, 2021 | Washington Post
Isaac Newton was a Cambridge student, quarantined because of the bubonic plague at his family’s apple orchard, when he made some of his key discoveries about gravity.Even if You Feel Like This Was a Lost Year, That Might Not Be True | Joanne Lipman | February 16, 2021 | Time
The bubonic plague of the 1340s was often blamed on Jews by the Ahmadinejads of the era.
The terrible plague of the Black Death that swept over Europe from 1347 to 1350 was a malignant form of the bubonic plague.
The bubonic plague, the most fatal of all epidemic diseases, has already appeared in California and Mexico.
In visiting a case of bubonic plague the priest should be as cautious as if he were attending a smallpox patient.
A determined effort is now being made to exterminate the rat because of its connection with bubonic plague.A Civic Biology | George William Hunter
bubonic plague, one of the most dreaded of all infectious diseases, is carried to man by fleas from rats.A Civic Biology | George William Hunter
British Dictionary definitions for bubonic plague
an acute infectious febrile disease characterized by chills, prostration, delirium, and formation of buboes: caused by the bite of a rat flea infected with the bacterium Yersinia pestis: See also plague
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Scientific definitions for bubonic plague
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Cultural definitions for bubonic plague
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