The Bubonic Plague

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Today’s modern technology in medicine has an upper hand over the medicine back in the gruesome times during the existence of the Bubonic Plague. What is a disease? A disease is well known to be detrimental to your health and deadly. A disease like the Bubonic Plague can wipe out a portion of a society. People during this grotesque disease tried to eat nutritional food and to stay hygienic to prevent getting the plague. Other diseases were also a threat like dysentery, Gangrenous, gonorrhea, and influenza (labelle.org). These diseases were not as widely spread or as deadly as the plague. For all of them, nutrition was encouraged as well as hygiene. Nutrition and hygiene during this epidemic was highly important to prevent getting infected. …show more content…
Many people attempted and used home remedy’s to stay clean and to not get infected. People learned that rats were not the main reason for the plague spreading. The fleas on the rats would get on people and bite their skin that would transfer the disease into people. Many people tried to use flea traps to prevent getting bitten by fleas. People believed that burning leaves and sticks would help save their lives. People in Europe were forced into isolation if diagnosed of having the deadly plague. People would go to hospitals, not to get treated but to prevent further spreading of the disease. Most people would voluntarily isolate themselves so they would not spread their illness to others. The disappearance of the plague is far from clear. The plague effects were well known though by …show more content…
You could get the plague through food, water, air, dust, people, and animals. Any tangible item that a person had direct physical contact with would catch the sickness. Symptoms when bit by fleas consisted of fevers, chills, nausea and sometimes would cause hallucinations. The plague came from bacteria travelling in the air and got into people’s lungs. When this happened, ninety nine percent of the time it was fatal; usually people would die within two days of being infected in the lungs. Victims suffered from swelling of the lymph nodes located in the groin or armpit areas. If patients survived more than three days, they would usually die shortly after that. If a person survived for 40 days, it was called a “crisis” day. The patient would be announced cured. This terrifying disease started somewhere. The Bubonic Plague started in Asia in the year 1334. Many people blamed the Jewish people and believed the Jews wanted to destroy Christianity. People believed that the Jews poisoned the water which was believed to be how the plague came about. In 1335-1345, the Black Plague occurred west of Silk Road into western Asia and Middle East. The plague reached Italy in 1347. By the next year it had spread to France, England, Ireland, and Germany. This created a deadly circle around Europe in 1352. The plague found its way onto the trade ships and spread to the city of

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