The Bubonic plaque was a bacterial infection spread by fleas who caught the disease from their rat hosts. The disease would then spread from the infected fleas to the people who lived in close proximity to the rats and then spread from person to person through the fleas. However, people back in the 15th and 18th centuries did not know this so they had a variety of beliefs on the causes and cures of the plague. During this time Europe was greatly affected; around 25 million people died. The plague created fear, a desperation to reason through the disease, and a huge impact on social life in Europe.
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 plague reached London around 1348 and people were dying rapidly. Horrible living conditions made the plague easier and faster to spread. This allowed the plague to evolve and come about in two different ways.
The Black Plague The Black Plague, also known as the Black Death or the Bubonic Plague, was a devastating time for Europe. It was so bad that people were unable to have proper funerals for their dead loved ones. There had to be mass burials and cremations of the bodies. The Black Plague was caused by a horrible bacteria that killed millions of people and caused a large economic collapse as it spread quickly throughout Europe, and while it may not be extremely common today it is still very much in existence. The Black Plague was caused by a bacteria, Yersinia pestis.
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.
It was not until 1894 that scientists discovered the cause of the plague. It came from a germ which lived on fleas that lived on the Black Rats. When the rats died, the flea moved to live on humans, and the plague germ got into their blood. Towns in the middle Ages were crowded, dirty places. There was a lot of rubbish about for the rats to feed on.
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.
The bubonic form is transmitted by being bitten by a flea, which has previously bitten an infected animal, most commonly a rat, but also dogs, cats, mice, rabbits, guinea pigs, and other small rodents. 2. The pneumatic form is spread person to person by inhaling small droplets released as an aerosol when an infected person coughs, or even breaths. 3. The septicemic form is spread when an open sore or cut on a person comes into contact with the body fluids of an infected person.
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.
Was the black plague/black death a positive or negative thing ? A question i once wondered and something many people probably still do .The bubonic plague caused a lot of hurt , some may think it was a good thing and some may not . In my opinion i think that the Black Plague was Harmful to everyone and the environment . There were many consequences caused by the black plague .As stated in the passage “ The population was forever changed in the western civilization”. I completely agree with the article because this plague caused a lot of of sickness which eventually turned into death .