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.
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.
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.
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.
To dream of a plague raging, denotes disappointing returns in business, and your wife or lover will lead you a wretched existence. If you are afflicted with the plague, you will keep your business out of embarrassment with the greatest maneuvering. If you are trying to escape it, some trouble, which looks impenetrable, is pursuing you. Plain. For a young woman to dream of crossing a plain, denotes that she will be fortunately situated, if the grasses are green and luxuriant if they are arid, or the grass is dead, she will have much discomfort and loneliness. See Prairie.
In ancient times a general punishment of the innocent for admonition of their ruler, as in the familiar instance of Pharaoh the Immune. The plague as we of to-day have the happiness to know it is merely Nature's fortuitous manifestation of her purposeless objectionableness.
Believed to be a suedo-magical sickness that causes violent delusions, mutilation, and ultimately death. As of yet, there is no widespread cure. Theoretically, it is contracted by the exchange of blood or other bodily fluids.