Bubonic Plague Sanitation

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The term “Black Death” is recent. During the plague it was called the Great Morality or the pestilence. The bubonic plague is a disease that is non-native to Europe and is passed from rodents and fleas. Outbreaks of the plague started as early as 430 B.C in Athens, Greece. Despite the bubonic plague killing 30 to 60 percent of the population there was a silver lining to its dark cloud, it caused advancements in medicine, hygiene and also lots of job openings. The bubonic plague was a terrible epidemic with horrible looking symptoms. The bubonic plague was an atrocity because of its symptoms and the amount of people who died of it. In Europe the people there were hit the hardest by the disease besides Asia. In Europe “the plague lasted four years and killed over one-third of the population of Europe.” For the reason of how many people died this atrocity will be remembered forever. The plague had some of the worst symptoms for a disease. In Europe “the bubonic plague is highly infectious and fearsome disease that attacks the lungs and the lymph nodes.” The plague is usually transferred by rodents like rats and also fleas …show more content…
Hygiene at the time was a topic very unknown and non-concerning to them. The treatments and hygiene of the time were very unlikely to help “because of these modern treatments and preventive measures to come from the plague were an improvement from earlier times.” The advancement of hygiene and how the citizens handled it lead to the prevention of the spread of the disease. At the time people used to put their waste in the street. This leads to “further regulations that established remote cemeteries for the plague victims who in turn were collected.” The terrible hygiene led to better regulations on how to handle their hygiene. Conditions at the time caused people to rethink their war of handling it. The bubonic plague killed a lot of people who at the time were

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