Consequently, contrary to popular belief, tuberculosis is not as highly contagious as compared to other infectious diseases. Since exposure to contaminated air and prolonged proximity with tuberculosis patients dramatically increases the likelihood of infection, around one in three close contacts, mainly immediate family and intimate friends, and one in ten remote contacts of an infected individual thus became infected as well (Tuberculosis). This nature of tuberculosis often caused tragedies in households, killing off entire families at a time, since the most frequent visitors were relatives. The most famous example of an entire generation of a bloodline being completely wiped out by tuberculosis was the Bronte sisters. These
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.
Europe, already dealing with struggles such as the Great Famine, was bombarded again by the Black Plague. The plague was an incredibly fast spreading disease caused by a microbe called Yersinia Pestis. This disease, once contracted, was deadly within two days and caused an excruciating death. It wiped out half of the population of Europe causing major issues among the society. The Black Death was one of the most devastating epidemics to hit Europe, and affected the dynamics of society in many ways.
Mass Hysteria is a well known occurrence that involves a group of people that go through an event that may or may not be real that creates paranoia and fear.1 It is sometimes referred to as a physical illness that contributes to hallucinations and having weird symptoms because of a certain witnessing of actions that are questionable. This concept has existed for hundreds of years, and still occurs today in society. Examples of mass hysteria includes 9/11, the holocaust, school shootings, witchcraft, and the ebola outburst. A mass hysteria that was popular in the 1960’s-1970’s was the Zodiac Killer, a horrific murder that shocked society and changed their lives to be surrounded by fear and anxiety. Mass Hysteria has played into the mystery
One of the most notable symptoms was the rashes that would spread throughout the victims entire body which contained abscesses which made any movement of the victim incredibly painful, let alone wielding a weapon in combat. (Healthline, n.d.) Slide 3-Where did the disease start and who kept it spreading Another enquiry you may be thinking about is, how
The cause of his death was Influenza. Influenza is an infection that can be deadly, especially in high-risk groups. Some of symptoms Edwin most likely went through were fever, chills, muscle aches, cough, congestion, runny nose, headaches, and fatigue. He died right where he lived. Edwin was buried in Hampstead Cemetery.
The last one is the serious problem, which threatens the continuation of the future Gilead: [T]his was the age of the R-strain syphilis and also the infamous AIDS epidemic, which [...] eliminated many young sexually active people from the reproductive pool[.] Stillbirths, miscarriages, and genetic deformities were widespread and on the increase, and this trend has been linked to be various nuclear-plant accidents, shutdowns, and incidents of sabotage that characterized the period, as well as to leakages
But, the most common and accurate one is that Edgar A. Poe died because of rabies. Rabies is known as a very deadly virus spread to people from the saliva of infected animals. The rabies virus is usually transmitted through a bite. In the late 1800 rabies was well known to cause different symptoms, including itching, fever, headache, excess salivation, muscle spasms, and mental confusion. These symptoms tend to spread through entire body.
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
When I came across the description for The Hot Zone by Richard Preston, I suddenly became interested in the lethality of certain diseases. Imagine a highly infectious virus with a mortality rate from anywhere between fifty to ninety percent and that its victims suffer from liquefying flesh, melting organs, and massive hemorrhaging, essentially bleeding from every orifice of the body. The thought intrigued me, how a particular virus has the frightening potential to wipe out the human race. After reading the summary, I had a desire to learn more, so I chose this book. As for taking AP World History, I needed a viewpoint on exactly what an AP course is like.
I completely agree disease was the key factor in the depopulation of Native-Americans in the Americas for the following reasons 1-These illnesses, such as Influenza, measles, chicken pox, mums, typhus, and smallpox known as European disease are infectious disease that spread in contact. Even though we have more sophisticated antibiotic today, doctors still struggle to treat them. It is understandable at the time of the Native American that those illnesses were fatal because the sanitation was very poor, and the health care was far developed. As a result millions died. 2- A native groups who live in the area of Mexico and the Caribbean were extinct within fifty years of their first contact with the Europeans.
It criss-crossed the planet in a matter of months, following the sinews of war, moving from China, to North America, to Europe, to Africa, and then back again, killing millions in the process. The flu was thus a global disaster precipitated and best understood as a consequence of the transnational and novel nature of the First World War. In the view of Oxford and his colleagues the peculiar conditions of trench warfare allowed these local outbreaks to emerge as a new pandemic virus, incubated by a lethal combination of gas, filth, overcrowding, and human cohabitation with livestock, specifically pigs and fowl. Oxford and colleagues assume that the pandemic’s explosion in the summer and autumn of 1918 can be explained by the massive movements of demobilized armies. They write: ‘demobilization in the autumn of 1918 would have provided an ideal set of circumstances for intimate person-to-person spread and wide dispersion as young soldiers returned home by sea and rail to countries around the entire
The 1918 was a time of war within our world, but along with the war between man verses man there were also a war between man and a deadly disease known as the flu also known as the Influenza. Influenza is a common viral infection that can be deadly, especially in high risk groups. With the world already filled with fear the influenza became a terrorist within our world causing fear to grow within the hearts of the people of Earth. As time went on,more lives were loss, a vaccine was later found to reduce the chance of getting this disease. A vaccine is a dead or weakened sample of a disease that is injected into a person so if they happen to come across that disease their body will be able to identify it as well as destroy the bacteria or virus.
Have you ever questioned why public schools are making kids get vaccinations? Vaccines are enforced in public schools in order to prevent virus spreading and potential danger. March 4, 1918, it started with an American soldier who reported sick with a flu and hours later hundreds were infected. Known as the “Spanish Flu” or “the epidemic of 1918” it is ranked as one of the most deadliest epidemics and had death tolls higher than that of World War 1. The impact of the epidemic on the 20th Century is that it provided insight on treatment of the flu, created the influenza vaccine, and a controversial topic for further research.