Black Death

                                                                    The Black Death

Person # 1

The black death was a plague that shrinked Europe's total population  by 1/2. They were infected with fleas which carried highly infectious bacteria of the Yersinia species. When someone would get the plague in their armpits would suddenly appear painful lumps called buboes and grew as big as a fist. Within 3 to 7 days of getting this disease you will develop symptoms such as fever, headache, chills and weakness. People who survived the black death era suffered a crisis of faith. The survivors went to church for help but the church had no help because everyone thought that god had turned his back on them. Septicemic plague, which spreads in the bloodstream, comes from flies or from contact with plague-infected objects. Pneumonic plague, the most infectious type, is passed directly from person to person, through droplets coughed from the lungs.

Person # 2

The black death set the stage for more modern medicine to have public health to survive the black death. Our main defence against the disease is hygeine . Our modern sewage systems and public health organizations keep this disease to a minimum . The black death killed up to 75 to 200 million people in Europe and has been determined to have killed millions in Asia. The black death ended in the 19th century.

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