Black Plague And Ebola Impact On Society

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History has a tendency of repeating itself from the forms of leadership to tactics of war to the plagues that kill many. Ebola originated in West Africa in the 21st century more than five hundred years after the Black Plague. The Black Plague occurred in Europe during the middle ages and left a great impact on society. Although Ebola never reached the mass scale of the Black Plague it still had a traumatic impact on societies. Ebola and the Black Plague differ in the environment of the societies prior to contact, the symptoms, and impacts on societies; yet, are similar in the initial spread of infection, public reactions, and the rate at which they spread. The Ebola outbreak of 2014 is the deadliest of the Ebola outbreaks in history. Past …show more content…
Because of this, reaction to Ebola was very slow and people died before the CDC (Center of Disease Control) and the Doctors without Borders got involved. When they got here they noticed that Ebola is transmittable by bodily fluids, for example, blood, saliva, or even just simple touching someone that is effected can transfer Ebola. Which made is infect many since in their tradition when someone dies they wash, touch and kiss the body of the deceased. After contamination of Ebola, victims’ acquire a fever, then muscle or joint pain, then a skin rash and finally vomiting blood and bloody diarrhea. In the documentary, Frontline: Ebola Outbreak, a camera group travels to Sierra Leone, the country at the heart of the Ebola outbreak. Ebola was found mostly within …show more content…
That had climate change, famine, and stress diseases before the plague waltzed in. The symptoms of Ebola mostly caused body fluid secretions, diarrhea and vomiting, and the plague swellings, bruising and pneumonia. Also in the impacts they had on societies, the Ebola outbreak is still occurring therefore one cannot see the full impact it has had on West African societies, whereas the black plague created a better life for peasants. Ebola and the black plague were similar in initial transfer of the diseases by contact with animals, Ebola with bats and the plague with rats. The reactions the public had toward these diseases, the public in both 1347 and 2014 were afraid of acquiring the disease causing the public, in both times, into a frenzy. Ebola and the plague both infected at a rapid velocity and also killed their victims quickly after acquiring the disease. With the aid of today’s advance technology and modified safety regulations the spread of Ebola was slowed down but, it is still not out of the clear yet. Diseases are still humanities greatest fear, since they cannot be controlled completely and in today’s society is much more interconnected with the various methods of transportation, meaning more places the diseases can

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