Yersinia pestis, the culprit behind the infamous Black Death, spread by rat fleas, has cast a shadow over human civilization, taken the lives of countless peasants and nobles alike like a violent brute who murders invariably. There are three major forms of infection stages, the bubonic plague, the septicemic plague, and the pneumonic plague (primary and secondary), all are lethal if not treated with proper antibiotics. Due to similar symptoms, clinical diagnosis, the distinction between a common cold and a lethal infection is made difficult. However, though a potent murderer, Yersinia pestis can be easily eliminated by antibiotic treatment; survivors of the disease may be scarred.
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Bubonic plague started to spread by fleas infected with Yersinia pestis. Fleas find a victim and try to feed by injecting its sucking mechanism, but the Yersinia pestis block the flea's esophagus and pharynx, preventing the flea from obtaining any blood. This causes the flea to continuously puncture its food source, in turn regurgitating into the wound and injecting it with the plague bacilli (“Hosts”). This caused the infections to spread to rats and rodents, flea’s main host.
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Due to overcrowding of bacterial growth in the esophagus, the bacteria prevent food from entering the flea’s stomach. The flea then begins to starve and goes on a blood sucking spree. Again, due to the overcrowding of bacterial growth in the esophagus, the flee vomits the Yersina pestis into the victim’s skin during feeding. From there, “the germs invade nearly lymph glands in the bitten animal and produce an inflamed lymph node called a bubo.” (quoted on emedicinehealth.com) Buboes appear around the groin, armpit, or neck. The plague then spreads to every organ in the body. The host is basically poisoned to death as the bacilli gather in thick clots under the skin. Rarely will the plague spread to the covering of the brain. Other side effects include; gangrene, erupting pus-filled glands, and lungs that literally dissolve. Yersina pestis takes three to five days to incubate in the host before they fall ill. Once incubated, it takes on average twenty-three days before the first person
The site MedicineNet.com confirmed that, “The plague once was a very deadly epidemic that started in Cenral Asia and spread all throughout the countries of Europe.” In the times that it spread the plague mostly killed anybody that got in the way of it. The plague was spread by any animal that had fleas.The author Joseph Byrne stated that, “The rats contracted the disease by getting it from other little creatures such as fleas, then the fleas would travel jumping onto other animals giving them the disease and eventually giving the people of Asia and through Europe the disease which ultimately had consequences.” During the time of the plague people didn’t know what to do, because they have never seen such a disease killing over thousands of people at a time. Also it didn’t help that the people had no
No other epidemic reaches the level of the Black Death which took place from 1348 to 1350. The epidemic, better regarded as a pandemic, shook Europe, Asia, and North Africa; therefore it deems as the one of the most devastating events in world history. In The Black Death: The Great Mortality of 1348-1350, John Aberth, compiles primary sources in order to examine the origins and outcomes of this deadly disease. The author, a history professor and associate academic dean at Vermont’s Castleton State College, specializes in medieval history and the Black Death. He wrote the book in order to provide multiple perspectives of the plague’s impact. Primarily, pathogens started the whole phenomenon; however, geological, economic, and social conditions
It was a bubonic plague that came from Asia and spread by black rats infested with fleas. The plague spread like a wildfire because people who lived in high populated areas were living very close to each other and had no idea what was the cause of the disease or how to cure it. The signs of the “inevitable death” where blood from the nose, fever, aching and swellings big as an “apple” in the groin or under the armpits. From there the disease spread through the body in different directions and soon after it changed into black spots that appeared on the arms and thighs. Due to the lack of medical knowledge, no doctors manage to find a remedy. Furthermore a large number of people without any kind of medical experience tried to help the sick but most of them failed “...there was now a multitude both of men and of women who practiced without having received the slightest tincture of medical science - and, being in ignorance of its source, failed to apply the proper remedies…” (Boccaccio). The plague was so deadly that it was enough for a person to get infected by only touching the close of the
The Black Death is now known to be spread by a flea. However, this flea was not the cause as it was the bacterium which lay in the stomach of the flea. This bacterium’s scientific name is Yersinia pestis. The main host of the flea is a rat, scientifically called Rattus rattus. Humans caught the disease because when the rats bred rapidly, it would lead to a population invasion. When the rat died, the flea would have to find another warm-blooded host to feed on, and next to them are humans. The flea bites the human and infects them. The unhygienic living conditions in the Middle Ages led to a faster spread of the disease, as a result creating a better environment for rats to live in. The lack of knowledge in the fourteenth century led to even worse remedies.
These disease-engorged fleas that lived on rats; thus infecting the rats and bringing the disease into town. Before the ships were able to sail away from the port some rats were a...
This was a widespread epidemic, which was called the Bubonic Plague commonly known as the cause for the black death. It passed through Asia and through Europe during the mid fourteenth century. The first signs of the Black Plague being in Europe was around the fall of 1347. In those three years, the Black Death had killed one third of all the people in Europe. The black death was likely carried by the rodents fleas living on them on the ship. It is also widely believed that the cause of the Black Death was the bubonic plague, an infectious and very fatal illness spread by the rodents and the fleas that were infesting .The