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.
This causes an awful disease that spread all over Europe. Once the flea is infected with the rats blood, it affects the human population by attacking their bodies. The symptoms of this horrible plague are high fevers and vomiting of blood. A person’s lymph nodes start to swell up and turn black. The Black Death is called that because of the color of the swelling on the neck.
Sailors abroad arrived dead or gravely sick, with mysterious black boils all over them, which gave this disease its name “The Black Death”. Over the next five years, this plague killed one third of Europe’s population, which is about 20 million citizens. It was the first epidemic of the second series of outbreaks of the disease (Gottfried xiii) The Black Death was the greatest catastrophe ever which resulted in great fear, and impacted European society religiously and economically. Black is the metaphorical sense of terrible, and that is exactly was the plague was, a terrible and devastating epidemic linked to rodent and human ecology. This disease varied between Bubonic, Phumonic and Septicaemic plague strains.
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.
The Bubonic Plague of the 14th Century in Medieval Europe Have you ever heard of a disease called the “Black Death”? Black Death, commonly referred to as the “Bubonic” plague. The Bubonic plague was one of the worst diseases ever to plague the earth. In the 14th Century the plague swept across Europe killing one out of every four people, about 25 millions of the total population. In this report I will explain the symptoms, causes, treatment, outcome, and prevention.
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.
Many people have different reasons why the plague started, the church said the plague was punishment for sinful ways, but it is also said that the black plague originated in central China in 1333, no one knows how it came to be. As a result to this China used the dead bodies as biological warfare, thus starting the spread of the plague. The plague spread along the silk road and was also said to be spread by “fleas on rats”. Rats were bit by fleas who were infected with the plague. When the fleas had their fill they would hop off the rat and onto their next victim, most likely a human, infecting them with the plague.
The Bubonic Plague Question 1: Prepare a map to demonstrate how and when the plague spread through Medieval Europe. The deadly plague began in the Gobi Desert, in China and worked it way through Asia. It then reached Europe initially following Caravan routes, the Silk Road, and as well with the aid of European Shipping and the accompanying rats which boarded the ships, by 1346 the Black Death arrived in the Crimea. The spread of the disease had started throughout the now known world. Within 12 months the spread of the Black Death had devastated Constantinople (now known as Istanbul).
In 1347 the European pandemic of “The Black Death” which caused mysterious illness that was followed by immediate death, is an event that is known as being one of the most devastating plagues is the history of mankind and originally started in China and was carried into Europe with the use of ships and their transportation. Once it entered into Europe it killed many of the populations quickly, thousands and thousands a day. This was all caused by flea bites, fleas that were carried on black rats that were carried along on ships during the time of transportation of foods and goods. Although at that time people were unaware of where the disease was coming from the people blamed the Jews saying they planned on poising all the Christians.
Bubonic Plague The Bubonic Plague started in 1348. It was the worst pandemics in world history, which means that it is the worst recorded plague breakout. Yersinia pestis bacteria killed almost more than half of Europe’s population. Reducing the world population to 350 million, before it was 450 million people. The breakout had started in China and central Asia, then it was believed to be carried to Europe by ships.