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 video, The past, present and future of the bubonic plague by Sharon N. DeWitte shows how the Black Death was a very dangerous disease that spread across the world in the 1300’s and how it is still going around today. It affected people for centuries in China, Europe, Asia, Africa and in the Middle East (DeWitte 2014). The Black Death came from a bacteria called Yersinia Pestis (DeWitte 2014). Around 50% of people in Europe died from this disease because of the explosive population growth that happened in Europe. This growth led to families having more kids and being in poverty and that caused them to have more vulnerability to infections. On the other side, people who did survive had higher wages and more food so their standard of living
The Bubonic plague has been the cause of some of the worst catastrophes of humankind (Dobson 8). During the 14th century, the Bubonic plague killed 75-200 million people, that is roughly the estimate of the entire population of Brazil today (Ukenholz). Beginning with the history of the Bubonic plague, throughout the world wide spread, and the unusual symptoms and treatments, the Bubonic plague was one of the worst diseases to cast its rath amongst the world. The history of the Bubonic plague is widespread and deadly.
Plague infects both people and rodents. The transmission of the disease can infect the population faster via rodents. Fleas feeding on infected rodents can transmit the disease to people as well. Once infected, people can infect others by coughing, sneezing, or close talking. The origin of “The Black Death” dates to an outbreak in China during the 1330s.
The second pandemic(disease), widely known as the "Black Death" or the Great Plague, originated in China in 1334. Also, plague is an infectious disease caused by bacteria called Yersinia pestis. These bacteria are found mainly in rodents, particularly rats, and in the fleas that feed on them. The first signs of the Black Plague in Europe were present around the fall of 1347, and caused about 60% of Europe’s Population to die off from this deadly disease.
This widespread bubonic plague that is known as the Black Death destroyed countless lives. The plague began in 1348 and the last outbreak took place in 1654 (Pringle 3). This specific plague was an insect-borne disease that wild rodents carried, such as black rats. They carried a pathogen called bacterium Yersinia pestis (Pringle 3). The spreading of this plague was very rapid (Saul 1).
The Black Death (1347-1352) was 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 (MedicineNet, 2018). There are three main forms of plague in humans: bubonic plague (the commonest form of plague in humans, characterized by fever, delirium, and the formation of buboes), septicemic plague (an especially dangerous form of plague in which the infecting organisms invade the bloodstream), and pneumonic plague (a severe lung infection caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis). There are a few factors in explaining plague in the Middle Ages: religion, medieval medicine, and modern science, and I will be discussing religion in the Middle Ages as well as
The history of human beings saw very destructive pandemics known as the Black Death. It led to the death of millions of people, and reached its zenith in the years 1346-53 in Europe. The main reason behind it, still remains an unanswered question but the major cause is considered to be the pathogen named “Yesinia Pestis”which was found in the DNA of the victims. It was in the year 1343, when this plague reached Crimea through the oriental rat fleas which lived in the merchant’s ships. It established to kill 20-60% of Europe’s population.
Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis) Overview- Coccidioidomycosis, or valley fever is a fungal infection caused by Coccidioides immitis spores. Mild cases of this condition are not common and treatment is not generally necessary. However, this disease is often misdiagnosed, due to the fact that you experience only mild or moderate symptoms, and these symptoms often takes 20 years to present. The most severe cases of Coccidioidomycosis causing the infection to spread to other parts of the body through the bloodstream, and people with compromised immune systems are at greatest risk. -causa
Coccidioidomycosis Coccidioidomycosis (also called San Joaquin Valley Fever) is a disease caused by breathing in airborne fungus spores. CAUSES The spores that cause this disease come from the fungus Coccidioides immitis. This fungus only contaminates the soils of certain dry regions in the Western Hemisphere. In the U.S., this includes southwestern Texas and the southern regions of California, Arizona, and New Mexico.
Pandemics are events in which a disease spreads across the entire world. Many pandemics have become notorious for their lethality, symptoms, or historical events that surrounded them. Various notorious pandemics include the ‘Black Death,’ an event caused by the plague, Yersinia Pestis, that killed an estimated 25 million people (“Black Death”), or the human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) pandemic, an event that has killed an estimated 35 million people (“HIV/AIDS”). The ‘Black Death’ and the HIV/AIDS pandemic have killed many people; however, neither has killed nearly as many people as the 1918 influenza pandemic. The 1918 influenza pandemic, better known as the ‘Spanish Flu,’ was a strain of the influenza virus that struck in the wake of world war one (WWI).
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 Bubonic Plague is commonly referred to as the Black Death or the Black Plague. The plague lived through the oriental rat flea, or Xenopsylla cheopis. These fleas feed on blood and that is how they transmit the infection. The Black Death was one of the worst pandemics in human history. It traveled through Europe for over three years. It is responsible for millions of deaths throughout Europe in the 1340s. It is said to have killed up to 50 million between 1346 and 1350. The huge population decline served many economic consequences. The need for labor rose, while the population was decreasing. Despite not being thoroughly documented, there are many poems and other works of literature from this time period. The Black Plague changed the course of European history, resulting in massive social and economic