LA TERCERA PANDEMIA DE PESTE DE 1855

  • María Claudia Ortega López Hospital Infantil Universitario de San José
Palabras clave: tercera pandemia, Yersinia Pestis, respuesta inmunológica, zoonosis, Rattus rattus, Rattus norvegicus, Xenopsylla cheopis, Ctenocephalides felis, Pulex irritans

Resumen

El presente escrito surge durante la cuarentena, aceptada por el pueblo colombiano desde el mes de marzo y siguientes del año común 2020 por disposición gubernamental, para disminuir el riesgo de contagio y de muerte durante la Pandemia del “Coronavirus”, SARS-CoV-2, Covid19. Todas las epidemias, plagas y pandemias conocidas sobre la faz de la tierra, han formado parte de la evolución y la naturaleza humana. Hoy, en pleno siglo XXI, después de haber viajado al espacio, haber conquistado la Luna, de tener medios de comunicación instantáneos, “casi telepáticos”, una estructura proteica virtualmente invisible, microscópica, “inerte”, nos mantiene confinados en el mismo tiempo, a más de la mitad de los 7.800 millones de Seres Humanos que cohabitamos en el Planeta Azul. Nada ni nadie nos había exhortado a tantas personas juntas a detenernos durante horas, días, quizá semanas o aún meses, a pensar en lo insignificantes que somos ante el implacable poder de la Naturaleza.

Biografía del autor/a

María Claudia Ortega López, Hospital Infantil Universitario de San José
MD. Pediatra. Supra-especialista alergia e inmunología clínica. Especialista en Gestión Aplicada a los Servicios de Salud. Hospital Infantil Universitario de San José. Hospital Universitario Fundación Santa Fe de Bogotá. Miembro Correspondiente Academia Nacional de Medicina. Profesora Asociada Fundación Universitaria de Ciencias de la Salud. Presidente Fundación Alejandra Ortega López. Bogotá, Colombia.

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Publicado
2020-07-18
Sección
Historia de la Medicina