Bubonic Essays

  • The Bubonic Plague

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    One deadly disease that demolished populations is the bubonic plague, also known as the plague or Black Death. It dates back to the early years of 540’s AD, but was known as Justinian plague until the 1300’s when it became known as the Black Death (Hogan, 2014). Yersinia pestis a zoonotic bacteria causes the bubonic plague and obtained its name from Alexandre Yersin, the discoverer (CDC, 2015). It first appeared during the early year of 541 in Egypt and spread to parts of Asia, till it disappeared

  • The Bubonic Plague

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    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

  • What is 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. It is spread to humans by fleas from infected rodents. In the 1300s, 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 boubon, which is bubonic. The number of reported human cases of this plague in the United States has increased since the 1960s because the environment isn't staying

  • Bubonic Plague Sanitation

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    waste and dumped in a location far away. This was the most common action taken when outbreaks of the Bubonic Plague occurred because the humans that were infected with the bacteria would all be sent to this waste area and left to die there. This was an attempt to try and get all of the infected people out of the areas and leave the healthy people to live, but it failed due to how quickly the Bubonic Plague was spreading. Pestilence medicine instructed the victim to “[r]oast the shells of newly laid

  • Bubonic Plague Dbq

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    The Bubonic Plague The bubonic plague was a horrifying plague that wiped out about 1/3 of the world’s population. The bubonic plague travelled very quickly but some question what it was that caused it to travel so quickly. In analyzing the fact that infectious droplets, human choices and trade were all major factors of the spread, one can conclude that humans had a major impact on the spread of the Bubonic Plague. Humans had a major impact on the spread of the bubonic plague, one example would

  • Bubonic Plague Monologue

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    group known as Crystal Castles. The song’s lyrics make strong allusions to the infamous Bubonic Plague or Black Death. The Bubonic Plague was a horrible disease that was spread in the 1300s by the fleas of infected rats. In the 13th century a third of the people in Europe died of this illness (http://www.livescience.com/36060-people-catch-plague.html).This disease still exists today; however, since the Bubonic Plague is the result of a bacterial infection, it is easily treatable with antibiotics (http://www

  • Bubonic Plague DBQ

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    religions of the time had very unique responses that are still remembered in history. The Bubonic Plague impacted both Muslims and Christian communities in the 1300s, their responses were similar in religious implications and theorized causes of the ailment, yet unlike in aspects such as social change.

  • Bubonic Plague DBQ

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    The Impact of the Bubonic Plague in Europe One of the largest epidemic events in history, the Bubonic Plague had a devastating effect on European society. It is believed to have begun in China, and it reached European soil in 1347, when it struck Constantinople (Document 1). It was carried by infected fleas that spread the disease between humans and rats. A symptom of the plague was the development of large, dark swellings called “buboes” on the victim’s lymph nodes. By the time the plague left,

  • The Bubonic Plague: The Black Death

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    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

  • An Essay On The Bubonic Plague

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    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. The bacteria itself can clog small blood vessels, causing them to burst. The

  • The Importance Of The Bubonic Plague

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    From the years 1340 to 1400, a plague known as Y Pestis - more commonly known as the Bubonic Plague, - ravaged Europe, killing swathes of people each day. By the time it subsided, more than one third of the population of Eeurope would rest in mass graves. We like to think this could never happen again; after all, it would appear that the Plague has been long cured. While it is true that the plagues and many other old age pandemic diseases are now easily treatable with modern medicine, it is important

  • Bubonic Plague Dbq

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    The Black Death, better known as the Bubonic Plague, greatly decimated the population of Europe during the Middle Ages. The Black Death was spread through fleas on rats brought in by trade ships. Because trade was so heavy among various parts of Europe, the plague spread quickly and was almost always fatal to the victim. The Black Death spread so quickly that few places had any time to prepare or any knowledge of how to prevent the it. However, certain measures could have been taken to keep the plague

  • Bubonic Plague In London

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    There has been perhaps no more widespread illness in recorded history than the last wave of bubonic plague to sweep London. This most recent occurance of bubonic plague, often referred to due to its magntitude and devestation as “The Great Plague,” occurred in London from 1665 to 1666. The plague truly was “great” in the impact it had on London, considering it killed off approximately a quarter of London’s population. The thing that strikes as perplexing is the fact that the plague was handled with

  • Bubonic Plague Dbq

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    The Black Death TRANSMISSION FROM ASIA TO EUROPE Bubonic plague that caused an epidemic named Black Death in Europe came to this part of continent from Asia. Sources believe its birthplace located China, but they argue about the region. There are evidences the disease “erupted initially in 1331 in northeastern China and had reached the Middle East and Western Europe by 1347” (Strayer 537). Mongols played a significant role in the transmission of the plague. The Empire’s trade routes covered a big

  • Bubonic Plague DBQ

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    The Bubonic Plague or "Black Death" began in China but soon after spread to Europe during the 1330's. This was a very terrifying time for the Europeans mostly because they did not understand what was causing them to become sick. The plague caused many odd things to happen to the citizens infected, for example, it caused the groin area and the armpits to swell in both men and women.The body would then become covered in black spots on the arms, thighs, and other various parts of the body; this later

  • The Bubonic Plague In Europe

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    Evan Donnelly Professor Crabb Research Paper 30 March, 2015 Black Death Europe encountered many different devastations during the fourteenth century, the black death was one of the most traumatic. This was a widespread epidemic of the Bubonic Plague that passed from Asia and through Europe in the mid fourteenth century (Olea and Christakos 292). The first signs of the Black Plague in Europe were present around the fall of 1347 ( Theilmann and Cate 372). In England, the population fell from

  • Bubonic Plague Dbq

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    The Black Death, also known as the Black Plague and Bubonic Plague, was a catastrophic plague that started out in Asia and began to spread into Europe. In the span of three years, the Black Death killed about one third of all the people in Europe. The plague started out in the Gobi Dessert in Mongolia during the 1320’s. From the desert the plague began to spread outwards in all directions. China was among the first to suffer from the plague in the early 1330s before the plague hit Europe. During

  • The Bubonic Plague Outbreak in Mandritsara

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    3. Details of the outbreak On 10 December 2013, BBC news/Africa reported a deadly outbreak of bubonic plague in a village near Mandritsarad in the north-western part of Madagascar. The outbreak that occurred a week earlier, was revealed after the death of 20 people in the village. Tests conducted on the bodies by The Pasteur Institute in Madagascar certified that the death was related to the bubonic plague. Since unhygienic conditions are the main cause for plague dissemination, a programme was

  • Bubonic Plague Dbq Analysis

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    history, from ancient times to modern day, countless diseases and sicknesses have stricken societies all across our planet. Many of which, whether it be chickenpox or malaria, have been cataclysmic to the societies which they afflicted. However, the Bubonic Plague, also known as the Black Plague, was distinctly devastating to European society. From just 1348-1351, the Black Plague killed somewhere between 25% to 50% of Europes population. (document 1) Also, the Black Plague brought persecution to Jews

  • Bubonic Plague: The Black Death

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    Bubonic death, also known as “the Black Death, arrived in Europe by sea in October 1347 when 12 Genoese trading ships docked at the Sicilian port of Messina after a long journey through the Black Sea.” (quoted on History.com) As the people who gathered on the docks went to meet those who aboard the ship, they were met by an awful surprise. Majority of the sailors on the ships were dead, and those who were still alive were near death. Those affected by bubonic plague were overcome with fever, in extreme