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Laying out of the dead as the body cooled fleas on

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Buboes (gives disease its name) appear, invented swelling of lymph nodes Site varies according to location of bite Legs= usually groin Arms= armpit\neck Leads to violent agony, victims threw themselves from roofs or into the river Body\its excretions (urine\sweat\breath)= overpowering stench Dehumanizing symptoms, affects society's experience o Third stage= bacteria produce a toxin in the blood Attacks tissues, leads to hemorrhaging under the skin Rise of purple subcutaneous spots (tokens of plague) Thought to be signs of God's anger Toxin leads to septic phase of this disease, degeneration of muscles of heart\kidneys\central nervous system\nerves Leads to bloodshot eyes, prostration, fever, nausea, severe headache, Progressive neurological damage manifested by slurred speech, staggering gait, psychic disturbances, derangement Dehumanizing and agonizing, leads to delirium and coma May cause gangrene of extremities Origin of term "black death"
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