According to J.P. Sommerville, in November 1347 a ship returning from the Black Sea called at Naples on its route home. It brought "then end of the world" to Europe. The sickness was call the Black Death because of the dark spots that were left on peoples skin and patches. Bubonic plague is spread by rats and humans by the fleas that infest the human carriers could pass on the infection through contact or by the germ being in the air.
The rapidity of the disease spread. The big issue was that there was no treatment for the buboes nor for the bleeding. Therefore, the womb would be open for further infection and the germ would then get into the air. This was no end of the world at all. Like many other places in the world there are germs. The population was large however, after the plague there were no people left at all.
The bubonic plague still exists today. Here's what you need to know.
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Secrets in the Bones "DEBUT: Secrets in the Bones - The Hunt for the Black Death Killer: Backgrounder: Bubonic Plague - The Nature of Things." CBCnews. CBC/Radio Canada, 10 Apr. 2013. Web. 8 Apr. 2014. <http://www.cbc.ca/natureofthings/features/backgrounder-bubonic-plague>. The plague is set to be in the world today. It has a devastating impact on people's lives across the world for centuries. The plague can still come about during the 21st century. Due to the plague being caused by a bacterium, then there could be anyone in the world with the bacteria in their body waiting to come out. “The incubation period ranges from 2 to 10 days with an acute onset of malaise, fever, chill and weakness. Up to 24 hours later, one or more lymph nodes become swollen, forming a bubo 1-10cm wide. The buboes are extremely tender and painful, often developing in the groin and sometimes under the arms and on the neck (Federation of Scientist)". If there happens to be another outbreak, then the victims will be treated with antibiotics. Also, the patients will be put in isolation to prevent any further spread. If a person is treated within a day, then the mortality rate is fifteen person. If not, then the mortality rate rises 50-90 percent. Human to human contact is rare, it is mostly spread when the germ is in the air.
An eyewitness account of the ravages of the plague that swept through Europe in the mid 14th century.
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The Black Death, 1348
"Welcome to my Portal! - portaportal Guest Search." The Black Death, 1348. N.p., n.d. Web. 8 Apr. 2014. <http://guest.portaportal.com/wbm_bes_teachers>. The story includes when the plague reached the shores of Italy, that is when a rampage of death swept across Europe. It does not say that God came down and put a sickness across Europe to kill all of those people. The plague had three different stages. The stages include: bubonic variant, pneumonic plague, and lastly the septicemic version. The first stage is when the boils and lumps appeared on the neck of the victims. The next stage appears to be when there is not enough oxygen in the body. The last step includes the sickness getting into the bloodstream. Since there was no reason for the sickness, the families who were involved with the plagued victims immediately got sick. There was no end of the world. The signs and symptoms were different throughout the countries in which the plague swept through. In the East there was blood pouring from the nose. There was also swelling in the groin and armpit.
This image is a perfect way of describing the bubonic plague. There was dead bodies everywhere. People had their faces covered to prevent from getting the sickness, but the bug would attach onto you and bite the skin. Tents were set up to treat the people once they had the sickness. Once the person was dead; their bodies would be burned in a big fire. The bodies would also get buried altogether in a big hole in the dirt. Similar to the findings in London, all the bodies that were buried together proved to be due to the bubonic plague. So many lives were taken because of this illness, but this should not be called the "end of the world". However, it should be an untreatable time because they had no medicines like in today's society. If there were to ever be another bubonic plague; there are antibiotics to treat the disease. Many doctors will be on the case to stop the sickness from spreading anymore.
According to the newspaper article a fifteen year old was treated in the hospital at the district of Ak-Suu in central Asia. There were many different parts of the country under lockdown to prevent the spread of the plague. This is evidence that end of the world opinion is not true because there were many times to stop spreading the disease. Of course at this time many did not know about germs but without contact from a sick person the plague could have caused fewer deaths. A government source then introduces a women and a toddler whom were both in contact with the fifteen year old. Possible symptoms include: swollen lymph nodes in the arm pits and neck areas. There was a conclusion that the disease was mainly an animal sickness. Therefore, someone’s farm animal was not in healthy condition and could have caused the plague once a human consumed the animal meal. In the article many officials went to the boys village to see if there were any signs of the plague. This “end of the world” could have been prevented.
Archaeologists immediately suspected the bones came from a cemetery for victims of the bubonic plague that ravaged Europe in the 14th century. The Black Death, as the plague was called, is thought to have killed at least 75 ...
"The Black Death." ORB: The Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies. N.p., n.d. Web. 8 Apr. 2014. <http://www.the-orb.net/textbooks/westciv/blackdeath.html>. According to the reference book, The Black Death did not cause the crisis. For example, there were many changes seen well before 1347. The plague only exacerbated problems and added new ones. The tone of crisis is graver in the second half than in the first half of the century. Standing at the century's mid-point, the plague serves as the only cause of death. There is support in the argument that the bubonic plague is not the end of the world. The bacteria was living in the Gobi desert. However, the weather at the time kept it preserved. With the weather change, the bacteria became active and spread outward. Thousands of people were dying but only because of not having the proper medications and prevention of spreading the bacteria. Since there were many types of the plague it could not have possibly been the end of the world. There should only be one cause of death for everyone.
Whilst on a trip to New York, New Mexico couple John Tull and Lucinda Marker fall victim to the dreaded Bubonic plague. For more info:- http://www.discoveryu...
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Monsters inside me
"Bubonic Plague - Monsters Inside Me Ep6." YouTube. YouTube, 8 May 2012. Web. 8 Apr. 2014. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFO2iepmtjU>. This video supports the argument that in Europe there was no end of the world. A women in today's society and her husband caught a germ of the bubonic plague. The doctor describes the "bump" on her leg as buboe. Similar to the buboes that Europe and other countries faced. When a person travels to another country and comes back to the United States, they have come in contact with many germs that can cause sickness. If a person does not know what type of sickness they are carrying, then the sickness begins to spread to other people. The women in the video had symptoms and her husband did not. This could be because she came in contact with the germ. Her husband would soon get the sickness if his wife is not treated. The bubonic plague could have been in the family tree of the women and she was the lucky "experiment". Now that there are antibiotics, the buboes can be treated and cured. There could be a stop the another epidemic.
Greenfieldboyce, Nell. "Black Death an Modern Plague." Decoded DNA. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Apr. 2007. <www.npr.org>.
This blog supports my argument in the perfect way. Similar to the London findings, scientists are using the teeth of many of the victims to identify the genetic code of the bacterium that came through Europe. According to the journal Nature, there was no evidence to prove why the plague was so extreme.
The most likely explanation of the plague devastation is that this rodent infecting bacterium changed and struck humans for the first time right when the population of Europe was dealing with a cooling climate, poor crop production and filthy, crowded conditions (Biological Anthropologist, Hendrik Poinar)".
Similar to the argument, Poinar also states that during the time of the plague, there were no modern antibiotics, which also weakened other infections. This was no end of the world. Scientists are trying to figure out how deadly epidemics sweep through countries. With the cooling climate many lives should have been preserved. There also should have been less germs in the environment due to the cold climate. In today's society, the clinics, hospitals and other medical places keep it cold to keep germs from traveling.
Throughout the video there is information given on how the plague gets started. There are the rats to blame for carrying the bug. The bug would stay on the rat and then jump onto human skin to release the “kill”. If most were aware of the sickness, then the opinion on the end of the world is false. When families had to take care of a sick family member then sooner or later the whole family will be either dead or sick. Many could have stayed away, but when the rats got on board of the boat, then the plague spread further. The plague was not “God willing”. It was just a matter of misfortune and a time to clean up the unsanitary area. If this was the end of the world then it would have happened faster than the time it took.
Anyone can assume something or find a penny on the ground, but can anyone find a piece of history? There were many thinkers who believe the bubonic plague was the end of the world. The real question is: Was that time period the end of the world? In all realism when the bubonic plague occurred many bodies were buried and burned. Personally, when all these people died; the bubonic plague became a part of history. When skeleton were discovered and uncovered the lives of many victims, this became the resurrection of the bubonic world.
On the date of March 26, 2014, by the finding of a tooth a whole life was discovered. By the work of construction workers, twenty-five skeletons were found under a railway. With just a tooth, an osteologist discovered the life of a man who lived over six hundred years ago. This is perfect example of how life from the bubonic era is reborn. Evidence proves that this man was a victim of the bubonic plague. Twelve of the skeletons had a tooth tested positive for plague bacterium. This was a possibility that the skeletons were people who died from the bubonic plague. Many other archaeologists, historians, microbiologists, and physicists were on the hunt for much more discoveries. Information on how the skeletons died was being researched. There were signs of malnutrition which signified the “Great Famine”, or becoming a vegetarian in order to become a monk.
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