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Synonyms for plague

Synonyms for plague

a cause of suffering or harm

a sudden increase in something, as the occurrence of a disease

to trouble persistently from or as if from all sides

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a serious (sometimes fatal) infection of rodents caused by Yersinia pestis and accidentally transmitted to humans by the bite of a flea that has bitten an infected animal

any epidemic disease with a high death rate

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a swarm of insects that attack plants

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any large scale calamity (especially when thought to be sent by God)

cause to suffer a blight

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They carried the plague bacteria throughout the continent with them.
The plague bacterium, in its most destructive form, is about 3,000 years old.
Plague is devastating to prairie dogs, a keystone species of grassland ecosystems, said Tonie Rocke, a USGS scientist and the project lead.
The tenth plague provides a context for the epidemiological analysis.
Biotechnology company iBio (NYSE MKT:IBIO) reported on Monday the receipt of the new Canadian plague patent under its iBioModulator thermostable immunomodulator protein portfolio.
In 1636, the town - it wasn't a city yet - was a busy sea port and the plague is thought to have arrived, via North Shields, at the poverty-stricken Sandhill area of the Quayside before quickly spreading.
It's surprising that the plague was widespread 3,000 years before written records of plagues and well before largescale urbanization," Willerslev says.
Plague is a rare, life-threatening, flea-borne zoonosis caused by the bacterium Yersiniapestis.
The move comes about a week after a girl who visited the park tested positive for the plague.
It is above all a necessary study of the system of lazaretti, or plague hospitals, in early modern Venice.
The Great Plague: A People's History is Evelyn Lord's compelling study of the effects of the bubonic plague on Cambridge during the outbreak of 1665-1666.
In the past decade and a half there have been plague outbreaks all over the world, including in Peru, Madagascar, India, Algeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Kyrgyzstan has launched anti-epidemic working groups consisting of trained specialists to monitor the situation with possible plague outbreak, according to the Department of Disease Prevention.
A bite from a flea infected with one of the strains can lead to bubonic plague, Who, which causes fever, headache, chills, weakness, and swollen, tender and painful lymph nodes called buboes, which progressively darken, giving rise to the name Black Death.