the plague and hand washing

Team: 53

School: Mesilla Valley Leadership Academy

Area of Science: pathology

Interim: opTeam number: 53
School name: mesilla valley leadership academy
Area of science: pathology

Project Title: The Plague and Hand Washing

The plague is extremely rare disease that spreads through animal and insects and is treatable by medical professionals. It can also be resolved within days to weeks. We plan to solve it by taking measure on how many people wash their hands when using the bathroom to see if that will decreases the chance of them getting the plague .

Our progress has gotten to the point we learned about the most common plague and how it is cured, to see how we can find out how to possibly stop the plague . we expert 50 to wash their hands. We can analyze data from many tests to see if the effects the spread of the plague. If it does affect the plague then we will run another test on if people with the plague sit next to someone without the plague will it just take them staying in the same room together or would they have to have physical contact to catch the plague. In the world there are over 1000 to 3000 cases of the plague of people that die.

We are trying to find out if there is an easy way to slow the spread of the plague and how we get can slow down the rates of infection easily and cheaply.

Problem solution: our solution is to count on how many people actually wash their hands when they go to the bathroom,after eating, and after doing things like cooking and digging throw the trash and see if that will lower the person’s chance of getting the plague so we can lower the chance of people dieing a year .

Our progress and what we have learned :
We have learned that the plague is spread by rats and fleas
The plague is only treated by professional’s
The plague is short term and can resolves from days to weeks
The bubonic plague is caused by bacteria
If you are worried about getting the plague you can ask your doctor
It can spread from contact with insects and fleas

The black plague quickly spread across Europe infecting a lot of people.

60 percent of Florence’s Italy population died from the plague, and probably the same amount of people in Siena Italy.

Plague among humans arises when rodents in human habitation, normally black rats, become infected.
The black rat, also called the ‘house rat’ and the ‘ship rat’, likes to live close to people, the very quality that makes it dangerous to humans.
The plague was spread considerable distances by rat fleas on ships. Infected ship rats would die, but their fleas would often survive and find new rat hosts wherever they landed.

Team Members:

  stephanie hernandez
  Jacqueline Jimenez
  Angelica Reyna

Sponsoring Teacher: Tracie Mikesell

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