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The Plague And The Black Plague

- In the 13th century, the Black Plague became rampant, and decimated the population of Europe. This infection, which was the bubonic plague, was widely referred to as the Black Plague or the Black Death, because it killed everyone in its path. The plague spread through every single class, and killed millions of peasants, nobles, and kings, and affected every facet of life in Europe and all people during this time. Differing opinions were prevalent and there was no single overwhelming opinion. This range of opinions was understandable, especially as the disease seemed to be untreatable....   [tags: Black Death, Bubonic plague, Plague]

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The Plague Of The Black Plague

- The Bubonic Plague, or more commonly known as ‘The Black Death’ or ‘The Black Plague,’ was one of the most devastating and deadliest pandemics that humans have ever witnessed in the history of mankind. The disease spanned two continents in just a few years, marking every country between Western Europe all the way to China. During the reign of the plague, which is estimated to be the years between 1347-1352, it is estimated that “20 million people in Europe–almost one-third of the continent’s population” was killed off due to the plague....   [tags: Black Death, Bubonic plague, Plague]

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The Plague Of The Black Plague

- Imagine living in a time filled with nothing but fear. Fear of the unknown, forever questioning the how and why all before dying a painful slow death. Throughout history, humans have battled the idea of diseases, racing to find a cure or successful prevent it. However, we have not always been successful. In the 1300s, people were struck with a great plague, which has now been named “The Black Plague”. The Plague swept through Europe in the 14th century, killing millions of innocent people and causing the collapse of the Feudal system....   [tags: Black Death, Bubonic plague, Plague]

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The Plague Of The Black Plague

- The Black Death also known as the Bubonic Plague, swept through Europe from 1347 to 1351 and wiped out about a quarter of their population. The Black Death was caused by fleas that lived on rats that were on cargo ships that then landed on humans infecting them. Of course, when this plague came about, everyone was ignorant to the causes of the plague as well as to how they were treating the symptoms. Some may speculate that the cause of the reemergence of the Black Plague in Europe was because of the drastic climatic change which they called the mini ice age....   [tags: Black Death, Bubonic plague, Plague]

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The Plague Of The Bubonic Plague

- Many people think that the bubonic plague is far gone but what they don’t know it is still very alive. The Black Plague, which originated from the “Black Death. It goes all the way back to an outbreak in china in the 1330s (Perlin 1). The Black Plague killed a lot of people very quickly. The disease disappeared in 1353 but never fully went away. Smaller outbreaks contributed to occur for years on years (Perlin 1). Now in 2015, more outbreaks are occurring. The Bubonic Plague can be caught by rodents and fleas, it can be cured easily and not many have died from it....   [tags: Black Death, Bubonic plague, Pneumonic plague]

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The Plague Of The Black Plague

- Europe, in the Middle Ages, began to arise with new inventions, like the printing press, that helped many people in that time period, to advance in their education and their labor work, but before all that time, there was the rise of a strong and deadly disease that infected and killed millions of people throughout the world. Before the Black Plague, there were other diseases that had spread around Europe before the Middle Ages but it wasn’t as quickly and deadly as the Black Plague. The Black Plague was found to have come from animals, like rats, but it was mostly from the fleas that were on the rats....   [tags: Black Death, Bubonic plague, Middle Ages, Plague]

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The Plague Of The Bubonic Plague

- How it started and time period: The first pandemic of the bubonic plague occurred from 527- 565 CE. Constantinople was the most affected area during that time, with the surrounding areas like Alexandria and Palestine also being infected. The second outbreak occurred from 1334-1356. It started in Constantinople, spreading rapidly throughout Europe. Both cases started because of rats that were infected by fleas. The rats traveled on ships (that were entering sea ports)from China and Africa to Constantinople, killing 25 million people....   [tags: Black Death, Bubonic plague, Middle Ages, Plague]

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The Plague Of The Bubonic Plague

- The Black Death, also known as the Bubonic Plague is perhaps the greatest and horrifying tragedies to have ever happened to humanity. The Plague was ferocious and had such a gruesome where people would die in such a morbid fashion that today we are obsessed with this subject. Europe was struck in 1328 and lasted until 1358; of course outbreaks would happen every once in a while. The Black Death was able to reach every corner of the world due to the trade routes that were travelled at that time. Although, the Britain was only affected for three years, it wreaked havoc everywhere....   [tags: Black Death, Bubonic plague, Death, Plague]

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The Great Plague Of The Plague

- After she got done singing, slowly but gently open her hands. The two rats start squeaks at her. "I hope you guys learn your lesson, what did I say about cause trouble around the manor." Kagome start scolding at the two rats. The rat start long squeak at Kagome as say "We didn 't cause trouble even though we did bits the wire but we didn 't mean no harm. We 're sorry but you still have saved us." "You guy are lucky, just please don 't do that again. I care about you two and I going to put you guy in my room so you can be safe....   [tags: Black Death, Bubonic plague]

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The Death Of The Plague

- The time is 1397. All seems to be well. Daily activities go as expected, chores are done, and at the end of the day, everything is normal. That is until people start dying from an unknown illness that is seemingly impossible understand. This illness was the bubonic plague, widely known today as the Black Death. Originating from rats from the Black Seas area, the Black Death spread throughout Europe at a frightening pace. It is estimated that from 1347-1351, Europe lost 30 to 50 percent of its population....   [tags: Black Death, Bubonic plague, Plague]

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The Black Plague And Bubonic Plague

- In the new health guide website, doctors believe the black plague or death was a mixture of Yersinia pestis and bubonic plague. This deadly disease caused over two hundred million deaths in the past (Stenseth NC, Atshabar BB, Begon M, Belmain SR, Bertherat E, Carniel E, 2008). The plague was caused by black rats that carried fleas who carried the bacteria that will later evolve into a deadly virus. The black plague did not just affect humans it killed rodents as well. It was not just the black rats that carried the fleas that brought the black plague....   [tags: Black Death, Bubonic plague, Yersinia pestis]

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The Plague Of The Black Plague

- “Ring around the rosie. Pockets full of posies. Ashes, ashes, we all fall down!” We have all sang this song as children playing with our friends. However, there is a morbid story behind this seemingly innocent song. The words refer to an epidemic known as the Black Plague, which began to spread through Europe in the year 1347. With the plague came fear and death. It is estimated that twenty-five million people were killed during the outbreak. The plague was spread by fleas who had fed on animals infected with a bacteria called Yersinia pestis....   [tags: Black Death, Bubonic plague, Yersinia pestis]

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The Plague Of The Black Plague

- The Black Plague or otherwise known as The Black Death or Bubonic Plague was one of the largest pandemics in the history of the world. It took the lives of almost 200 million Europeans between the years 1346 and 1353. By the end of the plague almost 60 percent of Europe’s population had been killed. What made the plague different than other diseases is that it nobody was safe from it. It targeted everyone. Sex, race, and ethnicity did not matter. If you lived in Europe you were at risk. The origin of the disease is still at question....   [tags: Black Death, Bubonic plague, Infectious disease]

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The Plague Of The Bubonic Plague

- Like other diseases, the Bubonic Plague carried with it many speculations. Common belief was that the plague was placed upon people to be a form of retribution for their sins. These beliefs went further into the lifestyle of individuals, creating a new way of living in hopes of preventing the plague. As well as new ways of living new medicinal practices came into play. Doctors of the 14th century were placed under stress and “were helpless and hopeless in the face of the plague.” Parents would refuse to take responsibility for their sick infants....   [tags: Black Death, Bubonic plague, 14th century]

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The Plague Of The Black Plague

- During the 1300’s one of the biggest illness was The Black Plague. The Black Plague killed half of the population. Other diseases took many lives also. The Medical field and technology was not good like it is today. Since modern technology, Britain has been plague free for 96 years now. The Plague came about in Este Italy, when the soldiers came back from being at war. The Plague was brought about by the fleas on rats. The rats soon infested the food and that was how the spread was so quickly. The Plague was a slow and painful death it took many lives of many people....   [tags: Black Death, Bubonic plague, Infectious disease]

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Literary Devices Used in Albert Camus' The Plague

- A book of horrors, fear and death. “The Plague” is a book by Albert Camus which weaves these emotions and events into one suspenseful tale. Each paragraph and section is written and structured in such a way as to give the reader insight into the feelings of the victims of the plague, and to show somewhat of a theme. The passage from section 4, part 4, line number 1 to line number 35 gives us a glimpse of the melancholy of the people of Oran to their dead loved ones to the extent that they do not attend All Souls' Day, for they were thinking of them too much as it was....   [tags: the plague]

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The Effects of the Plague

- During the Middle Ages, trade flourished across Europe. Thousands of people would gather at various ports to wait for ships to return from foreign places carrying an assortment of exotic foods and goods. “In October 1347, trading ships docked at the Sicilian port of Messina after a long journey through the Black Sea” (Roos, 41). Greeters and spectators, who were waiting anxiously for exotic goods, discovered something horrid instead. A majority of the sailors on board were deceased and the small remainder who had survived the trip were quickly dying as well....   [tags: black death, bubonic plague, rats]

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Analysis of The Plague

- The Plague is a novel describing the plague epidemic in the large Algerian city of Oran in the 1940s. In April, numerous rats staggered into the open to die. Once a mild hysteria gripped the population, the newspapers began searching for any action they could take. Finally, the authorities arranged for the daily collection and cremation of the rats, but by mid-afternoon they were already pilling up again. When a cluster of cases of a strange fever appeared, Dr. Rieux's partner, Castel, became certain that the illness is the bubonic plague....   [tags: The Plague ]

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The Black Plague : Research Paper

- Nicholas Lagasca World History: Research Paper Miss Kokol September 27, 2015 The Black Plague The Black Plague was one of the worst and deadliest diseases known to the history of mankind. The Plague started in Italy and quickly spread throughout Europe claiming more than 137 million victims. There were attempts for early treatments for the Plague but eventually came in a vaccine by isolating and doing heavy research on the infected people. There were many effects of the Black Plague. Some were swellings called buboes and dried blood under the skin that had a black color....   [tags: Black Death, Bubonic plague, Plague]

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Medieval Medicines And The Black Plague

- This bibliography is about the medieval medicines and the Black Plague. Medicine during the medieval times was very limited doctors mostly used herbs, spices, and resins. Infections would spread because antibiotics didn’t exist in that time period. The used baths, scrubs, pills, foods, and drinks to treat patients. Some of the herbs they used were parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme. Some of the physicians treatments killed their patients like lobotomies and poisonous plants. The most famous treatment was blood letting by cupping or leeches....   [tags: Black Death, Bubonic plague, Plague]

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The Outbreak Of The Plague

- The various responses to the outbreaks of the plague were ones of isolation, ones that were selfish, and ones that were rational. Some beliefs about the plague were that the sickness was caused by unsanitary conditions and that the plague either was caused by or could be solved by religion, and a concern was that economic affairs and public institutions were negatively affected. The belief that the plague either was caused by or could be solved by religion—namely, the belief that religious practices or items could cure those infected with the plague, and the belief that a god or gods struck humankind with the plague as punishment for sins—was common among people of all classes....   [tags: Black Death, Yersinia pestis, Bubonic plague]

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Love During The Time Of The Plague

- Love During the Time of the Plague. It was a January night of 1720 and Amelie slept placidly on the arms of her beloved husband while he watched her. To Christian, she was the most beautiful lady in Marseille. He felt in love with her blue eyes, with her stunning smile, whit the golden color of her hair. He felt in love with her the day that they met. That day he knew that she would be his wife. He just cannot believed that his dream, now was a reality, his love was sleeping next to him. They both, were part of the Marseille rich families, and after the wedding they went to live in a beautiful house next to the Marseille port, one of the most important France 's military and economic port in...   [tags: Black Death, Bubonic plague, Plague]

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The Black Plague Of Europe

- The Black Plague in Europe Was the Bubonic Plague really as bad of an event as it is made out to be. It could just be considered the “greatest catastrophe” of all time (Benedictow). The Bubonic Plague, which is also referred as the “Black Death” is often considered one of the most devastating epidemics in all of human history. It is estimated that anywhere from 30-60 percent of Europe 's population was wiped out from the wide spread of the disease. Clearly the amount of people killed during this time period is outrageous and should be remembered as an awful time, but the amount of positives that came from this time period looms quite large....   [tags: Black Death, Bubonic plague, Plague]

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The Epidemic Of The Plague

- According to historic records, a horrific disease began in China around 1347 spreading in Italy through routes of trade, human contact, and animals occupying heavily populated areas (Enclyclopædia Britannica, 2015). Merchant vessels unintentionally emitted the infected rats onto the shores of Messina in Sicily while unloading cargo. Thus, causing the disease to spread amongst Northern Europe. More properly known as the Bubonic plague, it was carried by infected rats who were bitten by plaque-ridden fleas....   [tags: Black Death, Bubonic plague, Yersinia pestis]

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The Plague Of The Black Death

- In ancient and medieval times, people were victims to all sorts of plagues. As stated in The Black Death and the Transformation of the West, “Plagues were a constant presence in the lives of medieval and early modern people, causing fear, terror, and social disruption” (Eamon). As mentioned in the Films on Demand video, The plague, the Black Death was deemed as the greatest biological disaster in the history of mankind. According to Plague, Plague Information, Black Death Facts, News, Photos -- National Geographic, the “plague is a bacterial infection found mainly in rodents and their fleas....   [tags: Black Death, Bubonic plague, Pneumonic plague]

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Year Of Wonders : A Novel Of The Plague

- Jayson Karuna Micro 1420 Cen Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague Geraldine Brooks’ novel, Years of Wonder, revolves around a maid in her twenties named Anna Frith during the “Great Plague” in the village of Eyam. She is a widow after her husband’s untimely mining accident and has to take care of her two sons alone. As an independent woman, Anna works as a maid in a perish house. To earn more money during desperate times, she takes in a tailor named George Viccars. Quickly a love attraction blossoms between the two, only to get halted by the import of a bolt of fabric cloth....   [tags: Black Death, Bubonic plague]

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The Bubonic Plague And The Black Death

- The bubonic plague or better known as the “Black Death” is our world’s greatest and deadliest outbreak in the history of mankind. The plague claimed up to 50 million lives or almost 60% of Afro-Eurasia’s population at that time. It began in what is now Asia in the early 1340’s and hit Western Europe in the year 1347. It is widely believed that the plague originated in fleas that were carried widely by rats who eventually came into contact with humans. One main reason the disease spread so easily was in the form of traveling ships involved in trade....   [tags: Black Death, Bubonic plague, Judaism]

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The Plague By Albert Camus

- The Plague by Albert Camus takes place in an Algerian city known as Oran. Rats that are infected with a vicious disease known as “the plague” invade the city and nearly wipe out half of the population. This disease takes a toll on the citizens of Oran, which make them turn on each other and for some, they question the existence of God. Religion plays a huge roll in The Plague and Camus speaks through his characters and incorporates his views on religion. Camus uses Father Paneloux, the priest in the city, to argue whether or not God is the reason for this chaos....   [tags: Albert Camus, Absurdism, The Plague, God]

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The Plague : An Influential Existentialist Novel

- Albert Camus’ The Plague is an influential existentialist novel that vividly depicts the impact of a plague have on a community. Set in the French Algerian city of Oran in the 1940s but based on the Black Plague that swept Europe in the Middle Ages, Camus draws on a large cast of character to portray and embody the historical impact that the plague on both the populace and society. Uniting the experiences of the various characters is Doctor Rieux, who play the role of a plague chronicler, and in the process demonstrates the impact of the plague on religion, social structures, and community morals....   [tags: Black Death, Bubonic plague, Middle Ages]

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The Black Death Of The Bubonic Plague

- Between the years 1346 and 1353, Europe faced one of history’s deadliest pandemic, The Bubonic Plague, also known as The Black Death. With its quick spread across Europe, the plague is estimated to have taken the lives of 75-200 million people. The bacterium Yersina pestis, found in rat fleas, is traced back to be the main source of transmission of the plague disease. The Black Death left a mark in the development of the western world politically, socially, economically and culturally. Ultimately, the plague affected the course of European history forever....   [tags: Black Death, Yersinia pestis, Bubonic plague]

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Cholera Plague Of Tuchman 's ' The Black Death '

- Epidemics are an unavoidable fact of life and have killed billions of people. Centuries ago, they meant an almost certain death. The bubonic plague in Tuchman’s ‘This Is the End of the World’: The Black Death shows the deadliness of plagues in the 1300s. In the 1300s, there was little that anyone knew or could do about diseases, which is why they killed a tremendous amount of people. As we move to more current time period, the 1900s, there was much more available to prevent the infectiousness and deadliness of epidemics....   [tags: Black Death, Bubonic plague, Plague]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Plague And Fire '

- Midterm Essay In the book Plague and Fire, the author describes the scenario in Honolulu as follows: “three physicians found themselves holding absolute dictatorial authority over all aspects of everyday life in Hawaii. They were in command of the armed forces and had unrestricted access to the treasury” (p. 40). How did the appearance of the plague result in this particular situation, and was this “dictatorial authority” used effectively to combat the disease. Be specific in your answer: How did the three doctors get this power....   [tags: Black Death, Yersinia pestis, Bubonic plague]

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Social and Economic Effects of the Black Plague

- The Black Plague or the Black Death was the name associated to the three-type disease that nearly wiped out an entire civilization. The roots of the Black plague have been traced back to a bacterium called Yersina pestis. named by a French biologist Alexandre Yersin. The disease travels from person to person through the lungs, through the air, or through the bite of infected fleas and rats. There were three different versions of the plague, which included the Bubonic plague, pneumonic plague, and the septicemic plague....   [tags: Cultural Effects of Plague]

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Effects Of The Black Plague On Europe

- The Effects of the Black Plague in Europe All plague is caused by the bacterium called Yersinia pestis. The bacterium is a pathogen that can cause severe illness and sometimes even death if not treated with antibiotics (Sutyak). The epidemic better known by people is the Black Plague, which is also known as the Black Death and the Bubonic Plague. The disease was transmitted from infected rodents to the fleas who would feed on them and the fleas would then transmit it to the humans (Stoppler). According to the author of “The Black Death” Diana Zahler, historians believe that the rodents infected with plague originated from either Egypt or Ethiopia (29)....   [tags: Black Death, Bubonic plague, Yersinia pestis]

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The Impact of the Black Plague on European Jews

- The Impact of the Black Plague on European Jews “One tiny insect, a flea, toppled feudalism and changed the course of history in Europe.” (Walter S. Zapotoczny) (Representation of a massacre of the Jews in 1349 Antiquitates Flandriae (Royal Library of Belgium manuscript 13076/77 from entry “Black Death Jewish Persecutions, Wikipedia) Impact of the Black Plague on European Jews Introduction The Great Mortality or Black Death was an “unprecedented catastrophe” that spread throughout Europe between 1348 and 1350....   [tags: the Great Mortality, bubonic plague]

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The Return Of The Black Plague

- The Return of the Black Plague For seven horrifying years between 1346-1353, the Black Death pushed medieval man to the brink of an apocalypse. The living only expected death and every graveyard were chalked full with corpses. It was a world without hope, seemingly abandoned by God. From Italy to Ireland, Europe lost over half of its population. In the crisis, every part of medieval society was strained to a breaking point. Medication failed the sick, violent cults appeared, and morality collapsed as man turned against each other....   [tags: Black Death, Bubonic plague, Yersinia pestis]

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Bubonic Plague : An Infectious Disease

- The bubonic plague as disease bacteriological bacterium Yersinia pestis extended by microscope. Bubonic plague is an infectious disease that affects both animals and humans, and is caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis . It is considered one of the zoonoses recognized more ancient and more virulent, and potentially lethal bacterial diseases. This occurs when an infected flea bites a person or when materials contaminated with Y. pestis enter through a cut in the skin. Patients develop swollen, tender and swollen lymph nodes (called buboes), they have a fever, headache, chills, and feeling weak....   [tags: Black Death, Yersinia pestis, Bubonic plague]

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The Bubonic Plague And The Great Mortality

- Throughout history, the world has witnessed and experienced many tragic events. These events range from natural disasters and mass murders to famine and disease. This particular essay is going to focus on disease. We have encountered many diseases that have had a tremendous affect, on lives and the ways of living, from Polio to the “Great Mortality”. In this essay, I want to introduce to you one of the most known disease pandemics that we still are researching and trying to understand. The disease has many names like the “Great Mortality”, the plague, the Bubonic plague and is also known as the “Black Death”....   [tags: Black Death, Bubonic plague, Yersinia pestis]

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The Black Death Of Bubonic Plague

- The Black Death was an epidemic of bubonic plague, a sickness caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis that circulates among wild rodents where they reside in immense numbers and compactness. Such an extent is name a ‘embarrass focus’ or a ‘trouble tank’. Plague among humans arises when rodents in human habitation, ordinarily black rats, get infected. The black squeal, also called the ‘tribe squeal’ and the ‘vessel rat’, likes to last consummate to people, the very quality that become it dangerous (in contrast, the brown or grey squeal promote to keep its alienation in sewers and cellars)....   [tags: Black Death, Yersinia pestis, Bubonic plague]

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The Plague Of The Black Death

- The Black Death is a deadly and highly contagious disease caused by a bacterial infection. It was brought over from a trade route along the Black Sea to Italy; then spread by fleas and rats, the largest outbreak took place in 1348-1351 killing off one third of Europe’s population at the time. There are three forms of the Black Death; bubonic, septicemic, and pneumonic, each form killed the infected people in different ways, those who caught the disease usually died within three to four days. The bubonic plague was given that name because victims would have painful, swollen lymph nodes called “buboes”....   [tags: Black Death, Bubonic plague, Yersinia pestis]

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The Plague Of Modern Times

- Plague We are constantly being warned on social media, news stations, and radio talk shows about how to prevent a certain virus going around or any other common danger. This today is the most effective way to get this important news to people. But what did our ancestors utilize as their form of communication. How were they able to make known of danger when the technology was not there. They simply didn’t. The plague in modern times, such as today, is much easier to be prevented from than it was 700 years ago....   [tags: Black Death, Bubonic plague, Yersinia pestis]

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The Black Death Of Bubonic Plague

- In medieval times, people were terrified by thoughts of hell and purgatory. Religious tensions were on the rise, which caused an overwhelming sense of worry about the afterlife amongst the people. The average life span back in the middle Ages was short, those individuals that were able to make it out of their twenties were considered fortunate. Life expectancy dramatically decreased when the bubonic plague manifested itself. The pestilence took over the lives of almost every individual in continental Europe....   [tags: Black Death, Yersinia pestis, Bubonic plague]

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The Plague: A Great Mortality

- When the black death mysteriously and suddenly hit Europe, it spread at an unbelievable speed leaving almost no city untouched. The citizens of fourteenth century Europe were unsure of how to cope with half the population being wiped out in such a short time span. What had caused this “great mortality”. Who was really to blame for their suffering. How were they to overcome it. While being overwhelmed with sickness and a number of dilemmas stemming from it, many societies became weak and eventually fell apart....   [tags: bubonic plague, black death, Albert Camus]

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Medicine And The Black Plague

- The Black Plague is a topic that is often touched upon in most history classes, at least cursorily. This report will attempt to go into further detail about the Black Plague with a scientific focus: medicine and the Black Plague in the 1300s. This report will discuss: what disease the Black Plague was and how it spread, what people of the 1300s believed about the Black Plague, the methods of treatment for the Black Plague that existed at that time, as well as the efficacy of the aforementioned treatments....   [tags: Black Death, Yersinia pestis, Pneumonic plague]

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The Black Plague Of Context

- The Black Plague in Context One of the most well-known and deadly diseases is the Black Plague. Many people throughout time have been infected by this deadly disease, most of whom suffer and die. However there is no such example of the hardships that these people faced on a daily as was, in 1593. During 1593-1594 there were millions afflicted with the Black Plague, however the disease itself wasn’t the only thing that cost millions there lives. The Black Plague is considered one of the most deadly and feared diseases of mankind....   [tags: Black Death, Bubonic plague, Yersinia pestis]

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Black Death The Bubonic Plague

- Black Death the Bubonic Plague Black Death was a tragic time in England that occurred mainly between the years of 1348 to 1350. At that time there was a new unheard of disease that was affecting and killing millions of people. Many were scared of “The Black Death” and didn’t know what to do to prevent it so they would turn to prayer, sadly many of those prayers weren’t answered. HISTORY The first known cases of Black Death were in China during the early 1300’s, due to the massive trade lines it quickly spread to Europe as well as Asia....   [tags: Black Death, Bubonic plague, Yersinia pestis]

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Late Middle Ages: The Bubonic Plague

- ... Numerous social orders affected by an episode of infection use their vitality on survival instead of arithmetic, science, and writing. Europe was hit with the bubonic plague, a dangerous sickness which slaughtered roughly twenty-five million individuals. With this substantial reduction in populace, subjects fell into neediness as unemployment rates took off and swelling developed. With the infection quickly spreading, natives were no more concerned with adapting, but instead their individual survival....   [tags: poor health hygiene, plague, diseases]

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The Black Death: Bubonic Plague’s Worst Disaster

- The Black Death: Bubonic Plague’s Worst Disaster It has been called “the greatest catastrophe ever.” That statement was made in reference to the Black Death which was one of many bubonic plague epidemics. Throughout history, the bubonic plague proved itself to be an extremely lethal disease. Outbreaks of the bubonic plague were devastating because of the stunning number of deaths in each of the populations it reached. The Black Death was the worst epidemic and disaster of the bubonic plague in all of history....   [tags: plague, bacteria, victims]

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Camus' The Plague

- The plague affected people not only on a physical level but a mental one as well. The mental health of the citizens of Oran was amongst the plague's many victims, it suffered of exhaustion as well as being forced to handle mental confrontations. When the citizens dealt with these issues, some people lost their capacity to love as intently, but overall the general capacity of people to uphold their devotion remained resilient to the challenges the plague provided. When the plague began, people kept their hope in love alive....   [tags: Camus Plague]

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The Bubonic Plague: The Black Death

- The Bubonic Plague, or Black Death, had many negative as well as positive effects on medieval Europe. While being one of the worst and deadliest diseases in the history of the world,it indirectly helped Europe break grounds for some of the basic necessities forlife today. The Black Death erupted in the Gobi Desert in the late 1320s, but one really knows why. The plague bacillus was alive and active long before that; as Europe itself had suffered an epidemic in the 6th century. But the disease had lain relatively dormant in the succeeding centuries....   [tags: The Bubonic Plague]

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Economic Effects of the Black Plague in England

- The high middle ages from the eleventh to the fourteenth century saw the reemergence of urban life, the revival of long distance commerce, innovation, maturation of manorial agriculture, and a burgeoning population. Consequently, the fourteenth century spawned war, famine, disease and economic decay, leading to what many historians believe to be the end of the Middle Ages. Although there were many contributing factors such as famine, collapsing institutions and war. Many historians believe the arrival of the Black Death to England in 1348 was the final straw, and the most impactful agent of change in that area....   [tags: agriculture, plague, black death, middle ages]

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The Bubonic Plague: The Black Death

- The Bubonic Plague, was a natural form of population control. Before the plague, life in Europe was getting worse by the day. Europe was severely overpopulated and in a great economic depression. Most of the land that could be farmed on had been abused. This made it difficult to grow food. Overpopulation is the condition of having a population so dense as to cause environmental deterioration, and an impaired quality of life. There was a great rift between the social classes. The poor were treated very badly before the plague....   [tags: The Bubonic Plague]

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The Bubonic Plague: The Black Death

- The Black Plague "No pestilence had ever been so fatal, or so hideous. Blood was its Avatar and its seal-the redness and horror of blood." (Edgar Allen Poe The Masque of the Red Death.) Many thought the Black Plague was a curse from God; punishment for the sins the infected had committed. Those that survived were the chosen people, the ones who abided by the laws of the Church. Scientists know now that the devastating disease was not a result of sins or spiritual inadequacy, but the terrible illness was caused by a strain of bacteria called Yersinia pestis....   [tags: The Bubonic Plague]

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Diseases and Hygiene Issues in England: The Black Death Plague

- England has been hit with many diseases and hygiene issues through out the decades. When the country is hit with major health issues it is left with hardly any options other than to wait it out, this maybe due to the lack of health and medicine care back in those days. In this essay I am going to be exploring, comparing and contrasting the plagues of the 14th and 17th century. I am also going to go through the different ways of how England has prevented another plague from infecting its streets since then....   [tags: great plague, punishment, god, health]

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The Years of Plague by F. F. Cartwright

- F. F. Cartwright, “The Years of the Plague”, in A Social History of Medicine (London: Longman, 1977), pp. 58-74. In “The Years of Plague” F. F. Cartwright provides an overview of conditions existing in Britain at the beginning of the 14th century and examines the impact of plague on subsequent changes to social, political, and economic systems that took place during the following centuries. He also provides a detailed discussion of the causes, occurrence, and disappearance of plague, effectively debunking the myth that the Great Fire of London in 1666 led to its disappearance in Britain....   [tags: The Years of Plague ]

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Albert Camus' Philosophy in The Plague

- Albert Camus' Philosophy in The Plague To know ourselves diseased is half our cure. - Alexander Pope As the title clearly suggests, the novel The Plague is, indeed, a story of disease. On the surface, the novel The Plague, may be an accounting of facts detailing the outbreak of bubonic plague in the town of Oran. But on a deeper level, it is a novel that reveals awareness and acceptance of the limits of human existence. And it is also a reminder of our absurd freedom and the choices we make in life, especially when facing death....   [tags: Albert Camus Plague Essays]

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Essay on the Power of Language in The Plague

- The Power of Language in The Plague In his novel The Plague, Albert Camus presents a pseudo-historical documentary of a plague that confines and controls the citizens of Oran within their city gates. The plague possesses the power of life and death over the people, as it determines which citizens will face their death or those who work to stop death. These latter men, personified by the character's of Rieux, Grand, and Tarrau, each struggle endlessly to master the plague's power over their lives, even with the realization they may never succeed....   [tags: Albert Camus Plague Essays]

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The Bubonic Plague

- About the worst disease in world history, the Black Death or Bubonic Plague which killed over 75 million people approximately 25-50 million accrued in Europe. The word plague is defined as a dangerous disease that spreads rapidly. It may have reduced the world’s population from an estimated 450 million people to between 355-375 million in 1400’s. Beginning in Asia and spread by the Mongol tribes that dominated that vast area, the disease devastated China and the Middle East, interrupting long distance trade and cross-cultural encounters that had flourished for two centuries....   [tags: History Europe Black Plague Disease]

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Existentialism and Albert Camus' The Plague

- Existentialism and The Plague    In the mid 1940s, a man by the name of Albert Camus began to write a story. This story he called La Pesté. Written in French, the novel became extremely popular and has since been translated numerous times into many languages. This story has been read over and over, yet it tells more than it seems to. This story tells the tale of a city gripped by a deadly disease. This is true enough, but this is not what the novel is about. The Plague can be read as an allegory of World War II, of the French Resistance against German Occupation....   [tags: Albert Camus Plague Essays]

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Bubonic Plague Is A Bacterial Infection Caused By Yersinia Pestis

- Bubonic plague is a bacterial infection caused by Yersinia pestis. This infection was named after Alexandre Yersin, a bacteriologist and physician who first discovered that this bacterium was the cause of the bubonic plague. Bubonic plague is known by different names such as Black Death and Black Plague. Black Death and Black Plague seemed to have been the perfect names at the moment because black symbolizes pain, misery, and death. The appearance of a black dot in the underarm area also influenced the naming of this disease....   [tags: Black Death, Bubonic plague, Yersinia pestis]

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The Black Plague And Its Effect On European Religious Views

- An Exploration of the Black Plague and its Effect on European Religious Views “Don’t forget to wash your hands. Stop the spread of the flu” posters can be found plastered on any public restroom wall, mirror, and door as a friendly reminder to stop the spread of germs. Ad campaigns advertising free flu shots roll around every fall trying to persuade all viewers to get vaccinated. And even if a person ignores all these friendly reminders to stay germ free, it’s no complicated task to drive to a local pharmacy and pick up over the counter medication or make an appointment with a doctor to get a more effective prescribed drug....   [tags: Black Death, Bubonic plague, Yersinia pestis]

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Understanding Albert Camus' The Plague

- Understanding The Plague The Plague, written by Albert Camus, is a triumph of literary craft. Camus created a commentary on the way humans react to trying situations and circumstances in his fictional city of Oran in North Africa. The reader is presented with Oran as a city of several hundred thousand people. All of whom seem to take life for granted. The people of Oran ar constantly driven by business or money and only stop for life's finer pleasures on the weekends. A fairly accurate parallel to today's world....   [tags: Albert Camus Plague Essays]

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Black Plague : The Most Dangerous And Catastrophic Disease

- Zak Ibrahim Mr. O’Brien Humanities 10 8 April 2016 Research Paper: Black Plague Rough Draft The Black plague was the most dangerous and catastrophic disease in recorded world history. The disease killed a third of the population in Europe over 5 years and a fourth of the population in places it occured in Asia. The disease swept through anyone and everything ignoring their wealth or status. The epidemic also left farmers without people to buy their crops or inherit their land. It also caused people to have a huge distrust in the church and clergy....   [tags: Black Death, Bubonic plague, Yersinia pestis]

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Bubonic Plague Is A Bacterial Infection Caused By Yersinia Pestis

- Bubonic plague is known by different names such as Black Death and Black Plague. In earlier times, it has also been referred to as “The Great Mortality” because numerous people succumbed to this disease. Black Death was first heard of in Asia between the years of 1338 and 1339 and quickly spreaded to other countries. Bubonic plague is a bacterial infection caused by Yersinia pestis. Alexandre Yersin was a bacteriologist in which Yersinia pestis got its name. This disease is also called Black Death because black usually symbolizes pain and misery....   [tags: Bubonic plague, Black Death, Yersinia pestis]

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Transmission of the Plague to Humans

- Transmission of the Plague to Humans Abstract Yersinia pestis is a bacterium that has been well known to mankind for centuries. Its mechanisms of survival in wide variety of species are extraordinary. The power of this bacterium is dependent on its manipulation of the immune system of its host’s. Its means of survival in the flea and its use of the flea as a vector to other desirable hosts portray this bacterium’s true capability. This flea is the main cause of the bacterium to other animals, especially humans....   [tags: Biology Medical Biomedical Disease Plague]

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Plague - Bacillus Yersinia Pestis

- Identification and Prevention of What Makes Life “Nasty, Brutish, and Short” Plague is caused by the bacterium bacillus Yersinia pestis, and is carried by rodents, fleas, and mammals. Plague takes three forms: bubonic, pneumonic, and septicemic. Bubonic plague affects the lymph glands, while the pneumonic and septicemic forms affect the lungs and the blood. Today, plague can be prevented by antibiotics and strict public health measures. Three methods of controlling carriers involve sanitizing the environment, educating the public on how to prevent exposure, and using prophylactic antibiotics....   [tags: Biology Medical Biomedical Disease Plague]

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Medieval Outlook on the Bubonic Plague

- The Medieval Outlook on the Bubonic Plague The Black Death was a major factor in the history of Europe as well as the history of the world. Rivaling the effects of an immense bioterrorist attack, the Black Death was responsible for the taking of over 25 million lives. Creating economic, societal, and medical changes, the Black Death forced Europe to essentially recreate its entire groundwork. At the time of the Black Death, medicine remained very archaic, and European society scrambled to find a cure to this mysterious disease....   [tags: Biology Medical Biomedical Disease Plague]

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Inexperienced Minds in Albert Camus' The Plague

- Inexperienced Minds in The Plague   The town itself, let us admit, is ugly. These are the words of Dr. Bernard Rieux, the narrator of Albert Camus The Plague. His accurate, unexaggerated descriptions of a town’s sufferings, bring the novel to life. The town of Oran becomes afflicted with a plague, and Rieux, the town doctor, watches the town quickly die away. He joins forces with Jean Tarrou, Raymond Rambert, Joseph Grand, and Father Paneloux, hoping to defeat the unbeatable enemy. The quarantined town ultimately defeats the disease, but not before incredible losses are suffered....   [tags: Albert Camus Plague Essays]

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Finding Meaning in Albert Camus’ The Plague

- Finding Meaning in Albert Camus’ The Plague Socrates, a Greek philosopher, once said that “the unexamined life is not worth living” (Apology 38b). Like Socrates, Albert Camus believed that a man needs to live meaningfully. In his novel The Plague Camus creates characters who are forced to think, reflect, and assume responsibility for living as they battle an epidemic of bubonic plague that is ravaging the Algerian port of Oran. For ten months as the outbreak isolates the city from the rest of the world, each of the citizens reacts in a unique way....   [tags: Albert Camus Plague Essays]

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The Fruitless Search Exposed in Camus’ The Plague

- The Fruitless Search Exposed in Camus’ The Plague Amid the feverish horror of rampant sickness and death, The Plague is a parable of human remoteness and the struggle to share existence. In studying the relationships which Camus sets forth, the relationship between man and lover, mother and son, healer and diseased, it can be seen that the only relationship Camus describes is that between the exiled, and the kingdom for which he searches with tortured longing. "Thus the first thing that plague brought to our town was exile."(p.71)....   [tags: Camus Plague Essays]

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Plague : A Flea Borne Disease Caused By The Pathogenic Agent Yersinia Pestis

- Plague is a flea-borne disease caused by the pathogenic agent Yersinia pestis. Of the members of genus Yersinia, Y. pestis is recognized as the most invasive and virulent bacterial pathogen, responsible for several major devastating pandemics in human history. Y. pestis ¬is believed to have evolved from Yersinia tuberculosis within the past 20,000 years. In this brief evolutionary period, the Y. tuberculosis progenitor adopted the flea as its primary vector. Transmission is typically dependent on proventricular blockage in a flea’s foregut by dense aggregates of Y....   [tags: Black Death, Bubonic plague, Yersinia pestis]

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The Epidemic Of The Plague

- The plague was a disease that hit in the 1348. Millions of lives were taken from this disease. This plague effects a lot of the people 's behaviors and how they were thinking about everything. It was the scariest thing that had happen during that time period. Countless of lives died during this time because this disease spread so quickly that they did not have time to react to it. AS this disease hit the people, within two to three days after this disease hits an area most of the population died....   [tags: Death, Thought, English-language films]

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What is a Plague?

- Impending Death What is a plague. This is an infectious, epidemic disease caused by a bacterium that causes a high mortality rate caused by small rodents (such as rats and mice). Fleas living on sick animals can then transfer the disease to humans. It is possible for someone to catch the plague today; however, she would have to be very very unlucky. Worldwide, there are roughly 1,000 to 3,000 cases a year, most of which are only contracted in Third World countries. But modern physicians are fully capable of effectively treating the plague--if is caught early--with antibiotics....   [tags: impending death, epidemiv disease]

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The Plague of Athens

- ... Therefore, the Athenians crimes could never be judged, they never live long enough to be punished. It left the population time to live in crime as they awaited death. The once valued Athenian morals also ceased to existed in that period. The population did not bother to accomplish any of the morally accepted laws. Meaning that since no one would ever be there to acknowledge it or they could ever gain benefits for it, it was normal for some not to complete any. For them, it was considered a waste of time to be morally just because they all would perish....   [tags: epidemics of the ancient world]

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The Plague Down

- A deadly disease that has a history for pandemics has nicknames of “Black Death or Black Plague”(BubonicPlague1). The plague is an infectious disease that is caused by Bacterium Yersinia Pestis. Yersinia Pestis gets passed around by rodents and then to fleas and then to humans. The fleas bite the rodents, that are infected with this bacteria, and once Yersinia Pestis is internalized the bacteria will start to multiply. The bacteria in the flea gets so big that, when the flea tries to feed on the human, it stops any blood from going in to the fleas stomach cavity....   [tags: black death, pandemics, rodents]

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The Plague

- The Plague The rats did it. Rats, almost single handedly, killed off about a third of the European population throughout the 14th and 15th centuries. Its effects on western civilization still lasts today, but for the people who lived during the plagues wish indeed that they did not. Society was depressed, the economy was struggling, food was scarce, and all of Europe was in battle. Who would want to live in these dramatic conditions. No one, and not for centuries to come. The Plague, also known as the Black Death, or the Bubonic Plague, which struck in 1346, and again in 1361-62, ravaged all of Europe to the extent of bringing gruesome death to millions people of the Middle Ages....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Bubonic Plague

- The Bubonic Plague Introduction Plague, was a term that was applied in the Middle Ages to all fatal epidemic diseases, but now it is only applied to an acute, infectious, contagious disease of rodents and humans, caused by a short, thin, gram-negative bacillus. In humans, plague occurs in three forms: bubonic plague, pneumonic plague, and septicemic plague. The best known form is the bubonic plague and it is named after buboes, or enlarged, inflamed lymph nodes, which are characteristics of the plague in the groin or neck or armpit....   [tags: Disease, Epidemic]

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The Plague

- The Black Death caused a widespread death rate over the eastern and western parts of Europe during the fourteenth century. Not only did the Black Death take a devastating toll on human life, it also played an important role in shaping European life in years to come.      The Black Death came in three forms, the bubonic, pneumonic, and septicemic. Each form killed people in it’s own vicious way. All forms were caused by a bacterium called Yersinia pestis. The most commonly seen form was the bubonic plague....   [tags: The Black Death]

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The Bubonic Plague

- THE BUBONIC PLAGUE Can one single infested rat change the whole course of history. During Shakespeare’s time it changed almost every single person’s life. Shakespeare was very affected by the Bubonic plague caused by the rats. Shakespeare had three sisters and a brother that were killed by this deadly disease. His only son was also killed by the Bubonic Plague. Many of the theaters were shut down out of fear of the disease. Before Shakespeare was born, the outbreak of 1563 of the plague killed over 80,000 people in England....   [tags: history, shakespeare]

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The Bubonic Plague

- Many diseases claim the lives of people every day. The Bubonic plague was a serious epidemic that killed an estimated 25 million people across Europe during the fourteenth century. Not only did the plague create hardships over the country in many areas with the attitude and lifestyle, it also created some good with the economy by creating jobs. The bubonic plague is a disease from a bacterial infection caused by Yesinia petitis. This bacteria comes from rat fleas. The rats carry the bacteria in their digestive tracts which would then travel to the fleas and would not harm them....   [tags: Dangers, Black Death]

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