The primary source I chose for my analysis is “A Most Terrible Plague: Giovanni Boccaccio”. This document focuses on the account of how individuals acted when a plague broke out and hundreds of people were dying every day. This source is written by Giovanni Boccaccio as it is a story told by him and friends as they passed the time. Boccaccio discusses how “the plague had broken out some years before in the Levant, and after passing from place to place, and making incredible havoc along the way, had now reached the west.” Readers of this source can assume there wasn’t much cures and medicinal technology weren’t used much during this time as even their physicians stayed away from the sick because once they got close they would also get sick. The purpose of Boccaccio preparing the document
The plague of Athens hit Athens, Greece in 430BC, taking as many as 75,000 to 100,00 people, in its two year life span. Approximately 25% of the city’s population fell victim to this plague. During this time the city was under attack by Sparta so the population had been moved within the city walls. This lead to overcrowding and with the humid temperature, no sewage, and poor water supply, making it easy for any viruses to spread quickly.
During the mid-fourteenth century, a plague hit Europe. Initially spreading through rats and subsequently fleas, it killed at least one-third of the population of Europe and continued intermittently until the 18th century. There was no known cure at the time, and the bacteria spread very quickly and would kill an infected person within two days, which led to structural public policies, religious, and medical changes in Europe. The plague had an enormous social effect, killing much of the population and encouraging new health reforms, it also had religious effects by attracting the attention of the Catholic Church, and lastly, it affected the trade around Europe, limiting the transportation of goods. As a response to the plague that took place
The Black Death was a disease that had a catastrophic impact on Europe. Reaching Europe in 1347, the plague killed an estimation of one-third of the population in the first wave. Each document varies with its reasons for the cause of the plague and how to deal with it.
The Plague came about in Este Italy, when the soldiers came back from being at war. The Plague was brought about by the fleas on rats. The rats soon infested the food and that was how the spread was so quickly. The Plague was a slow and painful death it took many lives of many people.
Later on the doctors also known as plague doctors tried to find ways to stop this horrible virus. They tried to let the victim bleed out and maybe it would drain the virus out of them, but this did not work. Because of it, it just spreads more than usual. Overtime the plague weakened, but that was not the end. It found a new way to spread, This name was called Airborne, how this worked was when someone coughed or sneezed, it would fly into another victim’s body.
The Black Plague begined in the 1348-50s, through this disease it never really vanished that quickly. The disease is caused by bacterial strain called Yersinia pestis. This bacteria is found on animals throughout the world and is usually transmitted to humans through fleas. There is 3 plagues Bubonic Plague, Septicmetic Plague, and Pneumonic Plage. The Bubonic Plague is the most common form, referring to painful swollen lymph nodes—that appears around the groin, armpit, or the neck. Septicmetic Plague is the bacteria that enters the bloodstream directly, multiply there and it’s known as septicmetic plague. Pheumonic Plague is when the bacteria spread to the lungs, it has been known for having pheumonic plague. The song called “Ring around
Many epidemics swept across the world, such as smallpox, which affected 95 in every 100 people in 1775 and had killed 1 in seven people (79). Epidemics jumped from large populations masses to another, such as the case of the plague being brought to the West from China and India (81). Tying hand in hand with famine, disease affected the poor the greatest, and many of the poor and sick were “penned up” together in contaminated towns (85). Many perished to the plague, so much to the fact that it is said “a good half of the population of Marseilles succumbed” (88). Diseases constantly reappeared through out history due to virgin soils never experiencing the disease and gaining immunity, or due to new forms and mutations
Pick a previous pandemic episode in world history Answer: The previous pandemic episode in world history that I am going to be researching is “The Plague of Athens.” It has not yet been fully decided on what infections disease actually caused “The Plague of Athens,” therefore it is just called “The Plague of Athens” (Littman). 1.
The economic impact of this contagious disease which spread across Europe during the Middle Ages affected the entire continent. It is, however, extremely difficult to gather the data needed to calculate the economic consequences of these infections. An analysis of various medieval infectious diseases can add to enlightening the possible economic and cultural consequences of plagues. The outcome of every epidemic is a systematic study and its effects are not always the same.
Even though no one had cared about how sanitary the city was this was one of the reasons the disease spread. All the rotten foods and dead animals attracted mosquitoes which then spread the disease from one person to the next. Environment around the people did a major part in spreading the deadly
The reactions from the Christians and the Muslims to the greatly feared disease, known as the Black Death or the Great Plague were different in several ways. The first Plague was documented from 541 to 544 CE. Known as the Plague of Justinian. The Plague came in three different ways: bubonic, pneumonic, and septicemic. With bubonic being the most common.
The season, age and gender try to provide a link between them and the plague. Castenbrandt said, “Dysentery, therefore cannot be characterized as a typical childhood disease”. The reason why was because it still affects other age groups not just the children’s age group, so this does not support any type of link towards the plague. Season wise there would be more affected in autumn, but there would still be deaths through the year. Gender wise it affected both genders even though it was assumed that women would not be affected as much because of their body
Geography and domestic animal play a major role to the development of any plague. In places where there are a lot of cities plagues spread quickly since population increase as babies are born causing a cycle that makes plagues almost impossible to extinguish. Cities tend to growth domestics animals which is the reason why plagues emerge in the first place. In colonial cities people used to growth and frequently being in contact with cows, pigs, birds, etc. The contact with these animals and the lack of sanitation caused that humans contracted these deathly virus from them.
Life was grim in this era because of the unfavorable settings people had to live through. There were several plagues afflicting and killing thousands of people, some of these being the Bubonic plague, smallpox or syphilis. Rats infested the compact towns of London, and this caused such plagues