The Bubonic Plague, otherwise known as the Black Death was a raging disease. Most people thought of it as the physical Grim Reaper of their town or community. The disease lasted about six years, 1347 to 1352. The Bubonic Plague was a travesty that has traveled throughout Europe and has raged and decimated both large and small towns, putting Europe through a lot. The disease spread through a bacteria called Yersinia Pestis.
These blotches had the same meaning for everyone, on whom they appeared. Everyone died within a week of the appearance of the blotches mortality of the 1348 outbreak. Our best guess is that there was more than one variety of plague at work in Europe. There are three varieties of plague Bubonic Plague, this form of plague is transmitted by the bite of an infected flea rat, and it takes its name from the swollen infected lymph nodes called buboes that are found within the lymph system draining the area of the flea bite about 2 to 6 days after the bit, the victim develops a high fever, chills, muscle aches, headache and extreme weakness. Within about 24 hours 1 or more buboes appear as painful, red hot swelling the goin if the flea bite was on the leg, or they appear in the underarm or neck if the bite was on the arms, neck or upper body without proper treatment, the victim eventually collapse, becomes delirious and may have convulsions.
Some of the symptoms of this disease are enlarged lymph nodes, head aches, nausea, aching, vomiting, and a fever ranging from 100-105. These symptoms would take up to 7 days to first appear. The second most common version is the pneumonic plague. This strain has a 90-95% death rate. It mainly affected the lungs and gave symptoms such as slimy suptum (saliva) that is tinted with blood.
Some symptoms to a blood infection might include abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever, nausea, and vomiting. This plague is the most serious as it can be fatal. Black Death was a horribly tragic pandemic that changed the world forever. The Black Death left many families without loved ones and many jobs unfinished. The plague was something that could have been prevented if only they had known the medical knowledge we know now.
All forms were caused by a bacterium called Yersinia pestis. The symptoms were enlarged and inflamed lymph nodes (around arm pits, neck and groin). The term 'bubonic' refers to the characteristic bubo or enlarged lymphatic gland. “Victims were subject to headaches, nausea, aching joints, fever of 101-105 degrees, vomiting, and a general feeling of illness. Symptoms took from 1-7 days to appear.
The Black Plague started in 1347 CE and ended in 1351 CE. Europe declined dramatically by the spreading of an unstoppable virus sent from central Asia. As the virus spread through towns, villages, and across countries, dead bodies of the victims caught by the virus started to pile and gather. As more bodies began to pileup, they were dumped into pits (Wilson 438). There were many effects of the Black Plague in Europe.
It killed about half the population of Europe. The Black Death was associated with three types of plague, which were all caused by Yersinia Pestis. The bubonic plague had a mortality rate of 80 percent. It was “spread through the bite of a flea” (The Black Death, 23). The most noticeable symptom is swelling of the lymph nodes.
It spread and killed with such a virulence that the course of human history was forever changed. Little known to the average person, three forms of the Black Death existed. All were caused by the same bacteria, but they each were comprised of very different symptoms. The three forms, though not equally as deadly, viciously killed millions of people during the Middle Ages. The most common and well-known strain of the Black Death was the bubonic plague.
The horrific plague encited a sequence of social, religious, and economic devastation, and ultimately killed over a third of Europe’s population. The Black Death rapidly spread all over Europe and Asia, inciting great fear and hysteria. Victims of the Black Death suffered excruciating symptoms such as high fevers, an inability to digest food, and hallucinations due to the intense physical suffering. People inflicted with the disease developed black boils that secreted pus and blood, which is how the plague got its infamous name. “The epidemic ravaged the population for the next five years, killing more than 20 million people in Europe, almost one third of the continent’s population” (Plague, 2).
Victims were subject to headaches, nausea, aching joints, fever of 101-105 degrees, vomiting, and a general feeling of illness. Symptoms took from 1-7 days to appear. The pneumonic plague was the second most commonly seen form of the Black Deat... ... middle of paper ... ...mand fairer treatment. Lastly, the change in spirituality was one of the major effects of the plague. The Black Death left survivors mourning, depressed, and fearful of its return.