Bubonic Plague Dbq Essay

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The Bubonic Plague, a Turning Point in World History During the 14th century CE, in Medieval Europe, the Bubonic Plague started in Mongolia (China) spreading west through trade routes bringing illness and death. The Bubonic Plague is an epidemic disease that resulted in big swellings in the armpits and couldn’t be cured with medicine. Based on an evaluation of the Bubonic plague, it can be considered a turning point in world history because it was a major factor in the decline of population, economy, and affected religion. The decline of population was a prominent aspect in the deadly epidemic. Physicians didn’t have any knowledge of the Black Plague, which made it difficult to cure and eliminate the disease. With the lack of information about the disease and how it started, it resulted in many people not being able to get cured: “perhaps either the nature of the disease did not allow for any cure or the ignorance of the physicians… did not know how to cure it; as a consequence, very few were ever cured…” (Bubonic Plague DBQ Doc. 1). There was no medicine for …show more content…

In New York City, there is an infectious disease called leptospirosis that is linked to rats, just like the Bubonic Plague was. People who are exposed to rat infested environments are most likely to be affected. The disease can infect you if you come into contact with an infected rat’s urine or anything that has been contaminated by the infected rat’s urine. There are many subways in New York that are infested with rats and people have to be careful not to get infected in case any of these rats are carrying any diseases. Recently in New York’s Bronx borough, the disease has killed one person and left two sickened. (Dr. Manny 2017) Based on an interpretation of the Bubonic plague, it can be considered a turning point in world history because it was a major factor in the decline of population, economy, and affected

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