And caso from grandma’s fish in humans it was found in the United States, especially in the state of Oregon. The infection occurs through a domestic cat, as reported by health authorities. This is the first case of infectious disease in the said state in eight years.
“All direct contact with the person and their pet have been contacted and given medication to prevent the disease,” said Richard Fawcett, head of Health in Deschutes County, where the infection occurred, according to Time.
The case was detected last week and does not pose a significant risk for the community, authorities said.
What is bubnica plague
In the 14th century, the more than black It wiped out at least 30% of Europe’s population, devastated entire regions and burned its effects into the collective memory. Today, in fact, the term plague is still used to refer to anything that causes serious injury.
Today we know that the infection is caused by the bacteria Yersinia pestis, which can be treated with antibiotics.
The disease is usually transmitted to people through flea bite which carries the bacteria after biting an infected rat. The condition can also be acquired by handling an infected animal. Bubonic plague is rarely transmitted between people. However, it can progress and spread to the lungs, causing a more severe form of the disease called pneumonic plague.
The name of the disease, bubonic plague, comes from one of the symptoms it causes: a painful swelling of the lymph node, which affects the tissues of the armpit or groin and creates a type of blister known as “bub”.
As the World Health Organization remembers, plague is a very serious disease for people, especially in its septic (systemic infection due to the presence of bacteria in the bloodstream) and pneumonic forms. Without treatment, the mortality rate ranges from 30% to 100%. The pneumonic form, often fatal if not treated promptly, is highly contagious.
Between 2010 and 2015, 3,248 cases were reported worldwide, 584 of which were fatal.
There have been plague epidemics in Africa, Asia and South America, but since the 1990s, most human cases have been concentrated in Africa even though the three most endemic countries, according to the WHO, are Madagascar, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Peru.
After an incubation period of 1 to 7 days, infected people usually have an acute febrile illness with other nonspecific systemic symptoms, such as sudden onset of fever, chills, headache and general pain, weakness, nausea, and vomiting.
In cases of bubonic plague, the bacteria that cause the disease enters the body through a bite and goes to the nearest lymph node, where it multiplies. This is called a swollen and painful joint drum. In advanced stages of the disease, swollen lymph nodes can become open, oozing sores.