The trenches were infested with rats, lice, frogs and other pests. The lice would live off of the soldiers and caused the soldiers frenzied scratching and carried a disease called trench fever (World at war, pg-25). When soldiers had trench fever they would get a fever, headache, sore muscles, bones, and joints, and breakouts of skin lesions on the chest and back (britannica.com). In 1917 15% of all illnesses in the British army were trench fever (World at war, pg-25). These diseases were another horrible part of world war
Ebony Childress Ms. Presley Hum. 1101 24 Feb 2010 Plagues of the Late Middle Ages In 1347 A.D., a history impacting plague swept over Europe causing cities widespread hysteria and death. The primary culprits in transmitting this disease were Oriental Rat Fleas carried on the back of black rats. There were many efforts taken to prevent the disease but most were not effective. The affects greatly impacted the population and the future ways of life in Europe.
The Black Plague was likely brought to Europe by fleas on rats that were carried by trading ships. The Black Death was a very gruesome disease. The victim’s skin would turn black in patches and inflamed glands would appear in the groin and armpit regions. With symptoms including vomiting, a swollen tongue, and splitting headaches, the Black Plague lead to a slow and painful death for its victims. The plague most likely started in China and then moved west to Europe.
Unlike 1347 the death toll of the virus now is nowhere close to the number of people that had died of the plague back in the 14th century. The biggest difference in these two diseases is that the plague of the 14th century spread quickly and killed almost instantly, The Swine flu of 2009 in the other hand is just basically like a seasonal flu but worse, it can be controlled with medication and sometimes medication isn’t even needed and can be cured on its own in just a few days. Yes this disease can be a deadly virus, but can be controlled and in my point of view shouldn’t be categorized as a pandemic. The Plague of 1347 was way worse and effected many countries and no one had any support from anyone including there loved ones, but with the new era and the study of medication, were able to handle such diseases as the swine flu very well, because we have the help and support of not only our government but doctors and loved
Why almost everyone they loved was getting swept away by the traitorous disease. The symptoms of the Black Death were the worst part. They were extremely painful, emotionally and physically. The Black Death came from fleas, originally from rats that the fleas bit. When the fleas bit the rats they would then go to a human and bite them giving them the horrible disease they so fretfully waited for.
People throughout Europe, Asia, & China were affected by it. 6. What actually caused the Black Death, was rats in the towns that carried fleas called yersinia pestis.These rats then transmitted the disease, which also was contagious to humans. If you got bitten by a rat or flea you would have the bubonic plague. 7.
• Gastrointestinal (GI) anthrax, as its name suggests, occurs when the bacteria is ingested. If an animal is infected with anthrax and is then slaughtered for its meat, and the infected meat is not cooked properly, the meat will leave the consumer with chronic stomach pains, bloody diarrhea or vomiting, loss of appetite and/or nausea. GI anthrax is significantly more serious than cutaneous anthrax and has a higher mortality rate of 25-60% (BHC, 2012). • Pulmonary anthrax is the least common, yet most deadly form of anthrax; this form of anthrax can be used as a weapon in bioterrorism. Bacteria spores are inhaled by victims, causing influenza like symptoms and eventually death to 70-80% of victims in spite of treatment (BHC, 2012).
In 1348, tragedy stuck in Italy. Spreading throughout one third of Europe and wiping out all the population that resided there, “The Black Plague” or “Black Death” as some called it was well on its way to being known as a significant event in history. In just three years, 25 to 50% of Europe’s population was infected with the pestilence. The plague showed itself in three ways: Bubonic, leading to tumors on neck, armpits, or groin; through the respiratory system, resulting in hacking up blood; and through the bloodstream. Fleas carried the disease, the rats were an available target for them to attach to, and so the rats would transmit the disease to the people.
• The Black Death also known by many as the “bubonic plague” was a very dangerous and contagious disease that destroyed about two-thirds of Europe's population (20-50 million people) the outbreak swept through Europe between 1346 and sporadically until the late 1700’s. This plague continually hit Europe in outbursts for centuries. The Black Death was one of the most severe pandemics to ever hit Europe resulting in dramatic changes to its population, economy, religion, and society. • The Black Death was very dangerous as it spread all over the world and many people were at risk of catching it. The Black