#210676834- 8pages - Surname 1 Name Lecturer Course Date The Bubonic Plague History The bubonic plague was one of the worst in the history of mankind

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Surname 1 Name Lecturer Course Date The Bubonic Plague History The bubonic plague was one of the worst in the history of mankind. Reason for this was that it wiped out millions of people throughout the world. In Europe alone it killed more than a third of the entire population. The bubonic plague, commonly referred to as the Black Death originated in China in the early 1330s. The main way that the plague spread from one way to the other was through rodents like rats but its effects were spread even faster since even smaller insects like fleas could carry the disease also (Bentley and Ziegler, 256). Aside from rodents and parasites like fleas, the main way that the disease was carried from one way to the other was from human to human contact. Once a person was infected with the Black Death, he or she could infect others with amazing ease. With the limited medical facilities that were being used in the 14 th century, once the first person was infected with the disease in China, the rest of the world’s population quickly followed following movement of people from one place to the other (Bentley and Ziegler, 276). The origin of the name the bubonic plague is from its name. Two of the major symptoms that a person signifies once infected is running a high fever and painful swelling of the lymph nodes called bubons, hence the name. Another symptom of the disease is that when a person is
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Surname 2 infected, they get red sores on the skin that eventually turn black when they are close to death and after death, hence the other name, the black death. The reason that the disease spread so fast was that China was one of the busiest commercial hubs in the world. Since it was trading with countries in west Asia and Europe, the disease spread to these countries as fast as the trading ships did. The exact time that the disease got to Europe was 1347. This was by merchant ships that came from China through the Black Sea. The merchant ships docked in Sicily, Italy and those that were within were already dying from the Black Death (Bentley and Ziegler, 292). Once the disease got to the shores of Europe there was no stopping it. Spreading of the Plague Thousands of people were dying on a daily basis in Europe. There were two main reasons that the disease spread so fast in Europe, the first reason was that there were no medical know how of how to handle the disease. The other reason was that during the 1300s, Europe was becoming a busy economic hub. This meant that human interaction was at a maximum and so was the spread of the Black Death. Since the merchant ships came with the disease to Europe (Italy), the abundance of rats and rat-fleas that were in the port carried it from there to the homes. From the homes, the infected people spread it to those that did not have it leading to thousands of infections and approximately the same number of deaths per day in Europe Another reason that the disease spread so fast was the result of how they responded to the first cases of the disease. Since no one had a clue about anything concerning the disease, they
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