With poor sanitation, limited medical knowledge, and frequent wars, early death was commonplace during the Middle Ages. However, during the time of the plague, death ravaged the countryside killing between one-third and one-half of the population. People who contracted this illness often died within a few days of manifesting the symptoms of headaches, high fevers, and excruciating pain in the arms and legs. Most people agree that the disease spread from China to Europe by traders, traveling along the Silk Road. Merchant boats with stow-away rats infested with fleas carried the illness from port to port.
Many people were sick and underfed (Warsaw). Illness was also a constant looming threat because partly of the food, and that the ghettos were always damp and wet (Allen 38). Many Jewish organizations around the world tried to help ghettos in Germany and Poland, but the help wasn’t enough (Warsaw). Arguably the worst and definitely the biggest ghetto during the war was Warsaw Ghetto. An estimated 83,000 Jews and minorities died in the ghetto, mainly due to sickness and starvation.
These death marches were terrible with the SS chasing the very weakened prisoners with guns and sometimes dogs. If you were to fall behind you would be killed and some died due exhaustion or they just couldn’t run anymore. These death marches would usually lead to trains so the prisoners would be taken to the camps faster. The SS would only take the healthy prisoners and they would leave the sick, disabled, and injured behind to die. Many of the sick would be liberated days later or hours later by the
Hard and dangerous working conditions, the poor had to live in horrible poorhouses, filthy neighborhoods littered with garbage and filth from the sewer, causing the public health to worsen during the urbanization. Because of this spreading of disease by overcrowding, caused many people to die. Some of the more positive changes however was the emerging middle class, where workers built their fortunes from hard work that got people from the lower class better status in society, and the growing wealth caused by new factories in the urbanization. Some of the sanitation problems however got better after the public health act in
Kambili was getting beaten for not giving the painting of papa grandfather . Saying that “ The sting was raw now,even more like bites, because the metal landed down open skin on my side, my back, my legs.” That almost took her life and ending up in the hospital for a while. She was doing something believed for papa Nnuwka. Holding on and bringing a painting of him. That was designed by her older cousin
Cholera was not uncommon during this time, Londoners were aware of the disease spreading around the country in years past. Even with a name to the disease the spread could not be stopped. Residents were falling ill daily, and most thought infection spread through smell. They referred to this killer smell as "miasma”. The main character in the novel, John Snow, had a different theory about the spread of Cholera.
It was devastating, the plague wiped out 20,000,000 people, that was nearly ⅓ of Europe’s population (Black Death Presentation). When doctors came to treat the sick they wore special costumes. They had costumes that looked like a bird, they had beaks filled with vinegar and spices that covered the stench. They also wore outfits that were made out of leather or cloth to protect themselves from the disease (DBQ#2, Doc 6). So all in all disease made the middle ages the dark ages.
Many people die from neglect much like Gregor did in the story. Gregor transformed into an insect-like creature and from then he was neglected which eventually lead to the reason he died. Danielle was extremely neglected by her mother and that affected the way she grew up. Danielle was malnourished and had insect bites from head to toe. When Danielle was finally taken in to receive help, she didn't know how to act around other people.
How many people do you think have thought about dying from such a little creature? Yellow fever is a deadly flu-like disease caused by mosquitoes. The disease can give you a high fever and turn your eyes and skin yellow, which is also known as jaundice. There are different stages of yellow fever. There is no cure for yellow fever, but it can be prevented with a vaccine (Healthline).
“Fifty percent of all child deaths are involved in undernourishment”(‘Facts About Hunger And Poverty’). Fifty percent is a huge number, especially when it comes to child deaths. Many people do not pay attention to their surroundings and often do not care that there are people in this world who are dying because of hunger. World Hunger all around our planet is mainly caused by food wastage, but by remembering to not waste after eating, can change everything. World Hunger around the earth is resulting in many people suffering and even dying.