Bubonic Plague And Dengue Fever Essay

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Viruses and Diseases have plagued humanity for all of their existence. They caused the fall of empires and fall of almost half an entire population. The Black Death alone “wiped out about 30 million people between 1347 and 1351. That amounted to 30% to 50% of the population on the continent killed in a period of just five years.” In modern times the Ebola Virus and Dengue Fever have cause scare and panic in 1st world countries and killed thousands in many 3rd world countries. The Bubonic Plague and viruses and other diseases nowadays have many similarities and many differences. The Bubonic Plague and Dengue Fever similarly ravage and cause many deaths within the areas of contact. Also the spread of virus like Ebola and the Black Plague spread with great speed across a continent in a matter of days to weeks. However, they differ in that modern medicine is able to treat the majority of the problems with viruses and such unlike in the Dark Age when this was not possible. They also differ by means of where the affected the world, Ebola was a worldwide problem while as the bubonic plague was mainly in Western Europe. The Bubonic Plague, also known as the “The …show more content…
The Bubonic Plague and the Dengue Fever are similar in the fact that they both spread super-fast and killed millions during their respective time period. However, they differed in the time periods thus causing for the technology at the time of the Bubonic Plague (1340’s) to be far less advanced in comparison to when the first outbreak of the Dengue Fever (1780’s) occurred. The famous Greek philosopher Aristotle says that “The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.” This quote explains the reasoning for such catastrophic events that have occurred in history due to people lack of awareness and knowledge of

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