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  • Death From The Bubonic Plague
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    The Bubonic plague is a contagious disease, which can reach epidemic proportions, transmitted to humans by the fleas of an infected rat. The most telltale sign of the plague is the enlarged lymph nodes in the groin, armpit, or neck. The name for the Bubonic plague originated from the name for the swollen lymph nodes: Buboes. The disease is also called the Black Death. The reason for this nickname might have been the black spots on the skin or the purplish tint on an infected persons skin. The Bl...
  • Carriers Of The Plague Rats And Fleas
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    When Bubonic Plague visited England in 1348, it was called the Great Mortality. We know it as the Black Death that lasted until 1352 and killed vast populations in Asia, North Africa, Europe, Iceland, and Greenland. In total, it extinguished as much as fifty percent of the world's population. In England, bubonic plague on average killed at least one-third of all inhabitants between 1348 and 1349. In London alone, one out of two people died during the visitation. The bottom line is that every Eng...
  • Bubonic Plague
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    The Black Plague Then The people of the Crimea were dying from a plague. Believing it was a foreign disease brought to their shores by Italian merchants, the people of the East got back at the Italians by exposing them to the corpses of the victims. Ships arrived from Caff a at the port of Messina, Sicily. A few dying men clung to the oars; the rest lay dead on the decks. Ships carrying the good the Italians wanted now came with the plague. Turned away from Messina, ships traveled on to Genoa an...
  • Victims To The Plague
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    The Bubonic Plague, more commonly referred to as the 'Black Death,' ravaged Europe between the years 1347 and 1350. During this short period, 25 million people, one third of Europe's population at the time, were killed. Thousands of people died each week and dead bodies littered the streets. Once a family member had contracted the disease, the entire household was doomed to die. Parents abandoned their children, and parent-less children roamed the streets in search for food. Victims, delirious w...
  • Infection Of Plague
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    Since the reign of Emperor Justinian in 542 A.D., man has one unwelcome organism along for the ride, Yersinia pestis. This is the bacterium more commonly know as the Black Death, the plague. Plague is divided into three biotypes, each associated with one of three major pandemics occurring in history. Each of these biotypes are then divided into three distinct types, classified by method of infection. The most widely know is bubonic, an infection of plague that resides in the lymph nodes, causing...
  • Spread Of The Disease
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    The Bubonic Plague was spread from China to Italy in 1347 when a fleet of merchant ships returned home from a trip to the Black Sea. As they docked in Sicily many of the crewmembers had already died. The disease spread rapidly through the city and surrounding countryside. By the following August the plague had spread north, reaching England. This is where the disease was dubbed "The Black Death" because a symptom was black spots on the skin. Fleas were a main carrier of the plague, and since the...
  • Bubonic Plague
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    What is the Bubonic Plague? The Bubonic Plague is a disease that is caused by a germ called Yersinia pestis. Itis spread to humans by fleas from infected rodents. In the 1300's, fourth of the population of Europe was destroyed. The disease causes swelling of the lymph glands (up to the size of a hens egg). The Greek word for groin is bourbon, which is bubonic. The number of reported human cases of this plague in the United States has increased since the 1960's because the environment isn't stayi...
  • Europe By The Bubonic Plague
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    Much of history is a record of the disasters men bring upon themselves. But some of the worst misfortunes of mankind-floods, earthquakes, famines, and plagues-seem to be inherent in the natural scheme of things or acts of God. The most terrible of these of which we have knowledge of was the Black Plague, which ravaged Europe in the fourteenth century (Cohen 106). The Bubonic Plague, which is a disease that has troubled the world for many years, is thought of by many as just an event that happene...
  • Spread Of The Plague Through Europe The
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    Bubonic Plague I buried with my own hands five of my children in a single grave. No bells. No tears. This is the end of the world. (Deaux, 1969) These are the words of Italian author Agni ol di Tura, but they reflect the emotions of an entire nation in the 1300's. It was at that time that Europe was struck by the hardest blow that a plague would ever swing. The Bubonic Plague hit Europe with a ferocity that could never have been predicted. Spread of the Plague Through Europe The spread of the Bu...
  • Immediate Result Of The Black Death
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    Arun The Black Death-Transcript What I will speak about: 1. Introduction 2. History 3. How the disease spreads? 4. Description of Symptoms 5. Immediate Result 6. Later Result 7. Conclusion The Black Death was one of the most feared plagues in the world. It adapted its' name from the way it would turn its victim a bluish-black in colour. It was the most vastly spread disease throughout the world in the 1300s' due to the fact flea infested rats carried it around. Back in that time hygiene control ...
  • France During The Spreading Of The Plague
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    Analyze the various responses to the outbreaks of plague from the fifteenth to the eighteenth centuries. Discuss the beliefs and concerns that these responses express. The Plague struck Europe in a series of waves beginning from the mid 1300's and ended in the eighteenth century. During that time, people didn't know the filth they lived in and the un sanitized streets caused the spread of the plague. 25 million people died in the first wave of the plague, which is about one third of the populati...
  • Black Plague
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    The Black Plague (Bubonic Plague) The Black Plague was a chronic disease; the disease causes fever and extreme pain in the lymph glands called Buboes that is how it got its name, Bubonic Plague. The plague causes spots which are originally red then turn into a blackish sort of colour The Black Plague was originally in rodents then it got passed to flies and other insects then to us humans. The Black Plague all started when a group of Italian Ships came from the Black Sea and then to China to tra...
  • Spread Of The Plague
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    In the fourteenth century Europe was cursed by a deadly plague, which killed one third of Europe's people. This epidemic is known as the Black Death, or the Bubonic Plague. The plague was carried by rats and fleas along the trading posts, rapidly covering Europe. The plague is greatly effective when it attacks the weak and at this point in time Europe was already weakened from poor farming. The Black Death crept through walls, ceilings, and floors... But there was no avoiding it. One tiny insect...

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