Black Death Research Paper

“People who were healthy when they went to bed at night could be dead in the morning” (Black Death). The Black death is a devastating plague that left many without homes and family. It lasted 5 years ending the life of over 20 million (Black Death). It began in 1348 (Kellys), and ravaged london in 1563, 1593, 1603, 1625, 1665 (Bubonic Plague) acting like fog, slowly crawling around and affecting everything in its grasp reducing the affected population 10 to 30%. There was never really a break from the plague. It would slow down in the winter; giving some serenity only to pick back up again in the spring. Even in the death of everything, new things were created by the remaining. The bubonic plague or fearfully known as the “Black Death” ravaged …show more content…
The most common one is the Bubonic plague, which is mainly caused by a flea bite. The 2nd most common type of the plague is called the Septicemic plague which is when “Y. pestis bacteria spread through the bloodstream and cause a blood infection called septicemia” (Symptoms) The person infected would“develop severe bleeding problems, including sudden bleeding under the skin, scattered bruises, blood in the urine and abnormal bleeding from the mouth, nose and rectum.” The last type of the plague is called Pneumonic plague which is extremely rare. “It happens when Y. pestis bacteria infect the lungs and cause pneumonia. It can develop when a person breathes in droplets of Y. pestis from an animal or person who has plague infection in the lungs”(Symptoms) Even being the most difficult type of the plague to catch it, it is also more difficult to treat. “Pneumonic plague is more difficult to treat, and even with antibiotics, victims can die from it” (Buboes: Signs of the Plague) “People who have bubonic or septicemic plague can also develop Y. pestis infection in the …show more content…
“It was far more mortal and terrible than anything people had heard or read about, the memory of this disaster entered folklore and the writings of the learned alike” (Benedictow 3). The Bubonic plague “black plague” was a devastating epidemic of the past, affecting london, china, Asia, Bristol and many more (The arrival). Just like many common diseases it is still able to capture you in a fog like cloud. It was caused by y. Pestis where two scientist discovered the cause(Black Death, Bubonic Plague). With it still being here, there have been antibodies that can fight against it. “Plague vaccines have been used since the late nineteenth century but their effectiveness is uncertain” (Plague Vaccine). “Bubonic plague is still prevalent in more than 20 countries” (Can I catch the plague). The black plague gave birth to many new things, while taking the life human and animals alike. From the plague the nursery rhyme ‘Ring around the rosies”(Norman) was born and the saying of ‘God bless you’(Bubonic Plague). While causing spiritual beliefs to come crashing down. The Black death, was like a power in a kingdom that had controlled people 's life, killing

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