BUBONIC PLAGUE: THE DEADLY DISEASE THAT DEVASTED THE WORLD
The Bubonic Plague was one of the most deadly diseases all time as well as one of the
Although the Bubonic Plague is not common these days, it was a critical diseased
during the Middle Ages.
It was so widespread, that it was said that the living could not keep up
Yersinia pestis is the scientific name for Bubonic Plague.
This is the bacterium more
commonly known as the Black Death, the plague.
The most widely know is bubonic, an
infection of plague that resides in the lymph nodes, causing them to swell.
The plague of the
fourteenth century was mainly of this type .
The disease in humans had three
forms bubonic, pneumonic, and septicemic.
Bubonic plague is the best known of the three forms
and is also the least dangerous form.
started two to six days
after Yersinia infection with shivering, then vomiting, headache, giddiness, and intolerance to
light; pain in the back and limbs; and sleeplessness, apathy, or delirium. The affects of the plague
was not something that ended over night, but took many years to recover.
destruction path the plague destroyed countless lives, devastated economies, demolish societies,
and broke ties between church and people.
In 1346 a terrible disease in China was reported, and that it was spreading rapidly through
Mesopotamia and Asia.
Although the diseased reached Europe it did not cause any concern until
two years later. By January of 1948 the plague had reached the African continent.
Soon after that
the plague had traveled as far as Scotland, Norway, Prussia, and Iceland, and Italy.
disease reached the trading ports of Italy it quickly attacked other regions in Europe such as