What Is Dzuma Dzuma Baby Story Meaning ? Apollo strikes headed swine, illustration for the Iliad; Stanislaw Wyspianski, 1897 Originally the Latin word pestis was one of the many general terms “plague” or“mass misery”, “destruction”. Only in the XV-XVI. They began to distinguish between different types of diseases that cause massive disease epidemic fatal. This word has a vague origin, it may be akin to Latin. perdo – “lost, destroyed, wasted,” Lat. perditus – “lost, incurable, hopeless.”Acute infectious bacterial disease of rodents and (rarely) other small mammals, and humans (zoonosis). This disease is caused by infection G (-) anaerobic Enterobacteriaceae named Yersinia pestis.