Category Archives: Fleas

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Category Archives: Fleas

  • The Oriental Rat Flea

    By k2forma | 6 months ago

    The Oriental Rat Flea: Xenopsylla cheopis Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Arthropoda Class: Insecta Order: Siphonaptera Family: Pulicidae Genus and Species: Xenopsylla cheopis Fleas are bloodsucking parasites. They have the potential of spreading dangerous diseases to humans and other animals. It is possible that the first flea was native to Africa and traveled by boat on the back of a…

  • How Black Death Was Transmitted

    By k2forma | 7 months ago

    How was the Black Death transmitted? The three forms of the Black Death were transmitted two ways. The septicemic and bubonic plague were transmitted with direct contact with a flea, while the pneumonic plague was transmitted through airborne droplets of saliva coughed up by bubonic- or septicemic-infected humans. The bubonic and septicemic plagues were transmitted…

  • The Black Death

    By k2forma | 8 months ago

    The Black Death The Black Death came in three forms: the bubonic, pneumonic, and septicemic. Each different form of plague killed people in a vicious manner. All forms were caused by a bacterium called Yersinia pestis. The most commonly seen form was the bubonic plague. The mortality rate was 30-75%. Its symptoms were enlarged and inflamed lymph nodes…

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