In 1340 an infectious disease was spread by wild rats that carried bacteria. The reason why it was so deadly and gross was because the wild rats would carry Yersinia Pestis, which the fleas of the rats would bite into them and then bite into the humans. This was called The Black Death, also known as the Plague. The Black Death killed millions of people. The Black Death was one of europe 's most devastating widespreads in human history. The symptoms of this deadly disease are Painful and swollen lymph nodes, chills, headache, weakness, and fever. According to MedicineNet.com,”Bubonic plague symptoms and signs include painful and enlarged or swollen lymph nodes (an enlarged lymph node due to plague is called a bubo), chills, headache, fever, and weakness.” Basically, that is what happens when you are diagnosed with the plague (aka the black death). The Black …show more content…
According to CDC.com, It has to be the right antibiotic. Basically, that means before anything gets any worse they should have seeked help and got to a doctor right away and made sure they used the right medicine. A plague doctor costume was made up of a long overcoat that was usually filled with strong or sweet smelling stuff. The odors in the mask was a theory to fight the “evil” smells of the Black Death. In the 14th century there was no explanation for it at all. No one really knew what it was, how to cure it, what it came from, and how to prevent it. Which was the terrifying thing. Some of the things they tried to do back then were sometimes a little dangerous and unsanitary. Fun fact, the ring around the rosie song is actually about the plague. It 's about a rosy rash, which was a symptom of the plague, and posies of herbs were carried as protection and to protect the smell of the disease and the “falling down” was what they did when they
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The Black Death started during the Middle Ages in the 14th Century and killed about 150 million people in Central Asia. The epidemic originated from fleas and rats. The symptoms started out as egg shaped swellings in groin and armpit and ended up as dark blotches and swellings on the body. The people believed that the plague came from dead bodies and the victim’s clothing. According to the rulers of Pistoia, any old imported cloth was to be burned and corpses were not permitted to enter within the city (Doc 2).
Cylina Schibig Paris Hendry English 2020 2 April 2023 Yellow Wallpaper and Turn of the Screws One of the most lethal pandemics in recorded human history was the bubonic plague, also known as the Black Death. Between 75 and 200 million individuals are thought to have perished during the 14th century. The disease was caused by a bacterium called Yersinia pestis that was spread by fleas living on rats. The bubonic plague had a profound impact on society, leading to economic collapse, social unrest, and religious upheaval.
Overall, 70 percent of the people died from the Black Death and 20 out of 24 doctors died from this deadly disease in Venice (Worlds, 429). At the time, people did not know how it was spread or if they were infected until it was too late. People died as soon as they showed the symptoms of the Black Death which included swelling in the “armpit or groin caused by coagulating humours and followed by putrid fever” (Worlds, 423). There were many theories about how this disease was started. One theory was the plague was a “Punishment signifying God’s righteous anger at our iniquitous way of life” that brought the deadly pestilent (Worlds, 434).
If war can eliminate people 's lives, so can a plague. The Black Death was the disastrous pandemic of mankind. This plague swiped over Europe and parts of Asia and Africa. Back then, insufficient of research of medical studies aided the spread of the Black Death. Variety of factors contributed to lack of research.
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 bubonic plague consisted of large buboes, swollen lymph nodes, which developed soon after the person was bitten by an infected flea. Doctors realized that they could help their patients by bursting the buboes on their bodies later on, and they saved many people by doing this. The septicemic plague attacked the bloodstream, and it was even more dangerous than the bubonic plague. The toes, fingers, and nose could blacken due to the tissue dying, and the person would commonly go into shock. The pneumonic plague was the least seen, but it was the most dangerous.
In 1347, Europe had just been infected by the Black Death. This epidemic killed over 2/3 of Europe’s population and lasted for over five years. The pathogen that caused the Black Death was Yersinia Pestis which causes many forms of plague. The Plague originated in central and south Asia then traveled through trade routes like the Silk Road, all the way to Sicily The Black Death killed most of Europe’s population, thus ending Feudalism by having not enough serfs and workers to run fields and farms. The land owners started to offer more for their work and labor, making the lower class more wealthy, and providing more jobs.
Common people also began to draw false conclusions on how the plague was spread out of fear. For example bureaucrats, who commonly wore wigs as a sign of status, refused to buy wigs during the time “for fear of infection, that the hair had been cut of the head of people dead of the plague” (Doc 13). Fear resulted in chaos, and governments took violent precautions to control the
By the year 1450, the bubonic plague had already killed “half of the European population” (Renaissance -- Out of the Middle Ages). This happened because some merchants from “Kaffa fled back home to Italy with the plague and some black rats”(Chapter Three: GREAT PLAGUES OF HISTORY: BUBONIC PLAGUE,SMALLPOX, AND ANTHRAX.). When they arrived they found “dying men and dead bodies”(Chapter Three: GREAT PLAGUES OF HISTORY: BUBONIC PLAGUE,SMALLPOX, AND ANTHRAX.) on board of the ship.
The victims struggling from this plague had also coughed up blood and their urine became yellow. There were many deaths due to this plague and it had killed people immediately with this illness. I think that this plague in Central America had been a similar disease to the Bubonic Plague or it can be said that the illness in Central America was the Bubonic Plague considering the fact that the deadly plague did come from Europe where the Bubonic Plague was originated from and where there were millions of people affected. I find this source credible because during this time there were many plagues, the deadliest being the bubonic plague. Further, during this period, there were many plagues that resulted in mass
“Ring around the rosy, Pocket full of posies, Ashes, ashes, We all fall down,” this tune can be heard today being sung by children, but the meaning of this song goes deeper than just a children’s song. This song is about the bubonic plague, the bubonic plague was a very dangerous disease that caused devastating effects all across medieval Europe. But why was this disease so devastating? Some reasons could have been: lack of medicine, the large death count, and the mass hysteria caused by the disease. These things are what made the bubonic plague such a devastating event in history.
The Black Death was caused by various reasons, non-religious and religious. The disease in Europe, was said to be caused by, miasma (impure air) carried by warm southern winds, the March 20, 1345, conjunction of Saturn, Jupiter, and Mars, excessive clothing or outrageous fashion, and in the near east, caused by, miasma due to wind carrying the stench of Mongol bodies from Crimea,
The Black Death The Black Death: The Medieval black plague that ravaged Europe and killed a third of its population. It was due to the plague which is caused by a bacterium (Yersinia pestis) transmitted to humans from infected rats by the oriental rat flea. “By all accounts, the Black Death spread from France in the summer of 1348 to the port of Weymouth on the southern coast of England, from whence it travelled very rapidly to other ports in both directions along the coast. It progressed up through the Bristol Channel to Bristol before advancing along the Severn to Gloucester.