“The second year of the reign of Valens (366 CE)... the Roman world was shaken by a violent and destructive earthquake.” “But the tide soon returned with the weight of an immense flood which was severely felt on the coast of sicily, Greece, and Egypt… Fifty thousand persons had lost their lives in the flood.” After Rome lost 50,000 people in the flood the plague killed thousands more. “The resulting disease decimated the population. The population of Rome decreased from a million people to 250,000.” This disease caused the population to decrease severely, and most of the people in the army died as well so they had very little and weak military power.All of these things are happening to Rome and it is causing them to become very weak and have almost no military power because know they only have 250,000 people in all of Rome compared to what they used to have, 1 million. All of this helped play a significant role in the fall of
Since the ancient times, Smallpox has devastated the world, killing millions of people. Often referred to as the speckled monster, the smallpox disease originated in the new world when Spanish and Portuguese conquistadors and early english settlers arrived in the americas. Although there had been attempts to cure the disease, including variolation, (that came from asia 2,000 years ago), they all had a high risk of death. It wasn’t until 1796, when Edward Jenner, a english paleontologist came up with a new form of vaccine, it was called inoculation. The disease decimated the local population and was instrumental in the fall of the empires of the Aztecs and the Incas.
In adults, second-hand smoke causes serious cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, including coronary heart disease and lung cancer. In infants, it causes sudden death syndrome. In pregnant women, it causes low birth weight." (5) + Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had reported in Surgeon General's Report: The Health Consequences of Smoking—50 Years of Progress (2014):"Cigarette smoking is responsible for more than 480,000 deaths per year in the United States, including more than 41,000 deaths resulting from secondhand smoke exposure. "(6) 2.
To this date Cholera is still a global problem and causes about 130.000 deaths every year. Another major outbreak was the 1918 Spanish flu, which was extremely contagious. 500 million people all around the world were infected and 50 to 100 million of them were killed, which was about 3-5% of the world’s population. What really accelerated the spread of the disease was the fact that for a long time reports about the outbreak were withheld from the public due to military reasons connected with World War I. Interestingly, the only country where newspapers reported on the flu was Spain, which was neutral. Therefore, the impression was created that this country was the only one affected.
Every year over 600,000 Americans die of cardiovascular heart disease.1 That’s more than a fourth of annual American deaths! Not only does it affect Americans, this disease is the leading cause of death worldwide claiming almost 20 million lives annually.1 Who is the murderer behind all of these deaths? Well, we first need to imagine your circulatory system. Visualize the heart with its arteries and veins branching off in every direction providing life-sustaining molecules and nutrients to your body through your blood. Everything works perfectly in this environment until these oily plaques manifest and build up.
“The Great Depression affected many countries worldwide. It began with the 1929 crash of the American stock market and ended with the onset of World War II”( Great Depression). The stock market crash was one of the worst times in American history. Thousands or even millions of people went west to look for jobs to provide for their families. The 1920’s started out as beautiful as the flower, but nobody had the time to just sit back and relax to even notice the resources were not there to sustain it.
Wright 5 Jayla WrightJared DiamondEnglish 428 February 2018 The Epidemic of SmallPox One of the most scariest diseases, if not the scariest disease, was smallpox. Smallpox was a game change in the 1500’s. The smallpox most definitely had one of the biggest impacts on the world. People often say that had it still been occurring it would have wiped out mankind and possibly all mammals, reptiles, amphibians and possibly most birds, and bugs. The cause of the civil war was because of an epidemic of smallpox.
If you don’t get enough sleep not only will you be more susceptible to the flu, the world will seem less light and enjoyable. Keeping your immune system up is very important to prevent the flu. If you immune system is tired, you have more of a chance to get the flu. If you take good care of your immune system then, you are in good shape for having less of a chance to get the flu. Not keeping your immune system up, not getting to sleep on time, and not eating healthy will cause all sorts of problems that are unwanted.
World War II is one of the most well-known wars. Over sixty million men died, and about fifty million civilians died. It’s the deadliest war the world has seen. One iconic moment from the war was when the two atomic bombs were dropped on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, on August 6 and 9, 1945 by the Allies. Japan suffered greatly due to these bombs, and they are the main reason for all the civilian deaths.
By controlling the virus, it means that it will stop the HIV virus from multiplying which means that there will be less HIV in your body. This gives time for the immune system to recover and even though there is still HIV in your body, the immune system is able to fight off the infections. (AIDS.gov