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Why is it named the bubonic plague?

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The Bubonic Plague was a deathly plague that broke out in Europe, starting in the 14th century. The name "Bubonic" derived from the term "Buboles", meaning black bumps the size of fists that grow on the skin. The most common form of the Plague is Bubonic, which affects the skin. Another form is Pneumonic, which affects the lungs and causes the victim to vomit blood. There is a third form, (I forget the name) and it is the most dangerous ; victims die within 2 days of being affected. Symptoms of all three include aching muscles and limbs. The plague was very painful and scary. In fact, a thing that contributed to the rapid spreading of the plague is bad medical advice. Doctors back then were very inexperienced hence told victims not to bathe. This was bad advice because the best treatment is bathing. In addition, advanced medicne was not invented. Another major problem was that the plague was highly contagious and too many victims were infected. Doctors and priests refused their services in fear of catching the plague. In the end, 1/3 of Europe's population succumbed to this terrible massacre. (Translation: 1/3 of the people in Europe died from the plague) Answered by Alessandra (please visit my site: or

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How did the bubonic plague get its name?

Named after the Doctor; "Edward Bubonic", in England.

Bubonic plague is named for buboes Which are what?

Swollen lymph nodes

Who can get the bubonic plague?

Anybody can catch the bubonic plague

How can you prevent bubonic plague?

To be cured from the bubonic plague you can use antibiodics. In the previous bubonic plagues when it was a plague there was no cure.

Is there a cure for the Bubonic plague?

no there is not. scientist are trying to find a cure for the Bubonic plague but with your help we can fight the Bubonic plague.

Can you prevent Bubonic Plague?

To be cured from the Bubonic Plague you can use antibiodics. In the previous bubonic plagues when it was a plague there was no cure.

When did the Bubonic Plague end?

The bubonic plague ended in 2012

How was the bubonic plague cured?

The bubonic plague was cured with antibiotics.

Who made the name for bubonic plague?

The bubonic plague is named after the the lymph glands which swell to form egg-shaped lumps under the skin; these swollen glands are called bubos

How does the bubonic plague affect muscles?

The Pneumonic plague, (internal bubonic plague,) constricted your throat muscles.

Where can you find pictures of the bubonic plague? then type pictures of the bubonic plague

What was the plague in 1593?

The Bubonic Plague

How can the bubonic plague be treated?

There is a vacine that can cure the Bubonic plague that we have developed today. It can treat the plague and prevent it as well.

Why is the bubonic plague called bubonic?

The Bubonic plague is called bubonic because it comes from the Greek word boubōn, meaning swelling. Since the swelling of the lymph nodes is the most common symptom of the bubonic plague, this is the term used.

Is there a cure for Bubonic Plague?

Modern medicine can effectively cure bubonic plague yes.

Where did the bubonic plague occur?

the bubonic plague occurred in Europe about 400 years ago

The common name for the bubonic plague?

Another name for the bubonic plague is the Black Death.

Who was blamed for starting the bubonic plague?

The Bubonic Plague was said to be started from the infestation of Rats

What episode did tony almost die from bubonic plague?

SWAK, and its Pneumonic Plague, not Bubonic.

What is the medical name of the Bubonic Plague?

Bubonic Plague is caused by the bacterium, Yersinia pestis.

Where did the bubonic plague spread to from china?

From China, the Bubonic Plague spread to Sicily, Italy.

How can you use the word bubonic plague in a sentence?

The Bubonic Plague killed millions of people.

Is bubonic plague communicable?

Very much so. Bubonic plague (or "black plague") is normally transferred by flea bites.

What is the real name of the plague?

The Bubonic Plague.

Are you at risk today from the bubonic plague?

Bubonic plague is still a real disease and people can contract it.