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Aids to the identification of rats connected with plague in India

with suggestions as to the collection of specimens

by W. C. Hossack

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Published by Published by the Trustees of the Indian Museum in [Calcutta] .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby W.C. Hossack, M.D., Plague Department, Calcutta
ContributionsIndian Museum
The Physical Object
Pagination[4], 10 p., [3] leaves of plates (1 col.) :
Number of Pages10
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24395804M

  The Great Plague of London was the second insurgence of the bubonic plague and resulted in 68, recorded deaths. The London city streets, which at the time were filled with waste, attracted rats.   In the long-popular theory of bubonic plague, rats, gerbils or other rodents acted as bacteria banks. The fleas that bit infected rats then jumped to humans and started feasting. "It sucked me first, and now sucks thee,/And in this flea our two bloods mingled be;" poet John Donne wrote in the 17th century.

  Rats have long been blamed for spreading the Black Death around Europe in the 14th century. Specifically, historians have speculated that the fleas on rats . COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle .

  International Notes Human Plague -- India, MMWR 43(38); Publication date: 09/30/ (20) J. Cantue, Plague (London, 1 ), pp. gives a useful list of possible types of plague to aid identification, based on cases in the Indian pandemic of the 's. See too R. Pollitzer, Plague, World Health Organisation Monograph Series, 22 (Geneva, ), ch. 6 on the general epidemiology of bubonic and pneumonic (pulmonary) plague.


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(William C.) Hossack and Indian Museum. Abstract. The plague in India was an outbreak of bubonic and pneumonic plague in south-central and western India from 26 August to 18 October suspected cases and 56 deaths were reported from the five affected Indian states as well as the Union Territory of cases were from Maharashtra ( cases), Gujarat (77 cases), Karnataka (46.

Aids to the identification of rats connected with plague in India: with suggestions as to the collection of specimens / by W. Hossack, M.D., Plague Department, Calcutta. By W. Hossack and Indian : W. Hossack and Indian Museum. On the other hand, ample evidence indicates that a rat-based bubonic plague had been prevalent in subtropical India, China, and parts of Africa long before Yersin discovered the bacillus inor the so-called ‘third pandemic’ sprang from its subtropical reservoirs touching several ports in Europe, north America and Australia.

Rats appear as the first omen of the plague, and they symbolize both the plague itself and the people of Oran. As symbols of the plague, rats represent the kind of darkness in the world that people try to ignore or rationalize, as humans generally try to ignore rats until the rats are literally dying in front of them.

History books have long taught the Black Death, which wiped out a quarter of Europe's population in the Middle Ages, was caused by bubonic plague, spread by infected fleas that lived on black rats. Once every 48 years, bamboo forests in Northeast India go into flower, and black rats descend upon them, like a plague.

For the first time, National Geographic and NOVA and have captured this. Bubonic plague is an infection of the lymphatic system, usually resulting from the bite of an infected flea, Xenopsylla cheopis (the rat flea).

In very rare circumstances, as in the septicemic plague, the disease can be transmitted by direct contact with infected tissue or exposure to the cough of another flea is parasitic on house and field rats, and seeks out other prey.

Local rats start eating thatpounds of bamboo seeds, which causes their population to skyrocket. Though the bamboo can provide a lot of sustenance for all these new rats. Plague is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis. Symptoms include fever, weakness and headache.

Usually this begins one to seven days after exposure. In the bubonic form there is also swelling of lymph nodes, while in the septicemic form tissues may turn black and die, and in the pneumonic form shortness of breath, cough and chest pain may occur.

Firstly, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention the last cases of urban, rat-associated plague occurred in L.A.

in the s. However, plague is present in L.A. County, and the principal mode of infection is from infected fleas living on wild rodents in rural areas. The first person known to have connected dead rats with human plague deaths was the Chinese poet Shih Tao-nan (ce ).3 Shrewsbury diagnosed the epidemic as.

Rats have long been blamed for spreading bubonic plague, known as 'The Black Death'. But new research into a rare outbreak of the disease in Britain at the turn of the 20th century found that it.

Nicolas Poussin (–) was a brilliant French Baroque painter whose art was inspired by biblical and mythological scenes. Poussin depicts the Plague at Ashdod () (Louvre Museum, Paris, France) in one of his best works, inspired by an episode from chapter 5 of the Book of Samuel. On this large canvas, rats run through buildings and among dead and dying bodies.

Plague is still around, hiding out in rodents. It probably spread from rats to human fleas and lice. From there, it sometimes prompted human outbreaks. Bubonic plague still emerges. Infor example, rats and their fleas spread plague through India, killing almost people.

Rats still spread a lot of plague, Dean explains. The rat plague occurs once every 50 years in Mizoram - a tiny state ofpeople squeezed between India's borders with Bangladesh and Burma - and is linked to the flowering of a rare species.

Human cases of plague, which had virtually disappeared in Madagascar after the s, reappeared in with more than confirmed or presumptive cases reported each year since. In the port of Mahajanga, plague has been reintroduced, and epidemics occur every year.

In Antananarivo, the capital, the number of new cases has increased, and many rodents are. Rats have had a bad reputation ever since they were blamed for spreading bubonic plague.

But perhaps the blame was misplaced. NPR's. The book " When the plague strikes: The black death, smallpox, AIDS" by James Cross Giblin is a very good book that perfectly explains the past and how these dangerous viruses and diseases spread, how they were dealt with, and how they were transmitted, The black death was caused by flees on rats that soonly spread on to humans, these fleas /5().

The notion of Dugas as a sexy, sex-mad sociopath who brought Aids to the US and, after he knew he was ill, deliberately continued to infect men – the reveal after the lights going up a chilling piece of theatre – became central to the promotion of Shilts’s bestselling book, and to Dugas’s posthumous international notoriety as ‘Patient.

Typically considered an outbreak of the bubonic plague, which is transmitted by rats and fleas, the Black Death wreaked havoc on Europe, North Africa and Central Asia in the midth century.