An acute malignant contagious fever, that often prevails in Egypt, Syria, and Turkey, and has at times visited the large cities of Europe with frightful mortality; hence, any pestilence; as, the great London plague.
A serious infectious disease spread to humans by fleas from rats and mice
infectious disease or epidemic from which many people die
epidemic-type illnesses; i.e., the London Plague, which occured in "great" epidemics in 1563, 1593, 1603, 1625, 1665 (and "lesser" epidemics, including in the year 1609. (Ref: Plague in London: Spatial and Temporal Aspects of Mortality by Graham Twigg
While the word plague is used for any widespread, highly infectious disease, it specifically refers to the bubonic plague, a disease carried by rats and spread by fleas. It killed a third of the people in medieval Europe. It was nicknamed the Black Death because its victims developed black sores on their skin.!-- google_ad_client = "pub-6700624969687881"; google_ad_width = 234; google_ad_height = 60; google_ad_format = "234x60_as"; google_ad_type = "text"; google_ad_channel ="7512561969"; google_color_border = "FFFFFF"; google_color_bg = "FFFFFF"; google_color_link = "448079"; google_color_url = "448079"; google_color_text = "414141";
(noun) The disease which struck the Wraith on a pandemic scale beginning 4 years after the Earthborn arrived in the Pegasus Galaxy. Eventually determined to be a mutated strain of the normally non-fatal Varicella which jumped species during Lt. Col. Sheppard's Iratus infection, the disease was airborne and had an incubation rate of 1-2 years before striking with 99% fatality. Due to the nature of the virus' mutation, it struck only the Iratus DNA present in the Wraith, those who accepted retrovirus therapy and had the DNA purged survived encounters with the disease. It is estimated that the disease wiped out over 80% of the total Wraith population in the Pegasus Galaxy.
Any severe epidemic when there is no known treatment or cure. From the Latin plaga, which means "blow," plagues were once believed to be a blow administered by a god.
Acute, infectious disease with a high mortality rate; caused by Yersinia pestis.
a serious (sometimes fatal) infection of rodents caused by Yersinia pestis and accidentally transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected rat flea (especially bubonic plague)
any epidemic disease with a high death rate
The plague is an infectious disease due to a bacteria called Yersinia pestis . See the entire definition of Plague
Pneumonic plague. A deadlier form of bubonic plague in which bacteria spread from lymph nodes to the lungs, causing pneumonia. Victims can transmit pneumonic plague directly via droplets in the air.
An acute febrile highly infectious disease with a high fatality rate.
(noun) Any epidemic (widespread) disease causing a high rate of mortality (death).
A serious, potentially life-threatening infectious disease caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis. The disease is usually transmitted to humans by the bites of infected rodent fleas. There are three major types: bubonic, pneumonic, and septicemic.
A highly infectious disease that can be fatal if not treated promptly. The bacteria that cause plague mainly infect rats, mice, squirrels, and other wild rodents. The disease is passed to people through fleas. Infected people can then spread the disease to other people.
Mainly a rodent disease, it is transmitted from rodents to humans by rodent flea bites. Endemic in many countries in Africa, the Americas and Asia, it may be fatal if left untreated.
An infectious and usually deadly epidemic disease.
An acute bacterial disease caused by gram negative bacillus Yershinia Pestis which is usually transmitted by fleas, resulting in lymphatic and blood infection. A bioterrorism related outbreak is associated with airborne exposure and referred to as pneumonic plague.
1. Any contagious epidemic disease that is deadly. 2. An infectious disease caused by Yersinia pestis that can be spread from animals to humans and is normally spread to humans by fleas (called bubonic plague) or from person to person by respiratory droplets (called pneumonic plague). Both forms have a high death rate.