Black DeathThe Start of the End
The Black Death, a destructive disease with 25 million deaths within a matter of 7 years, and 10,000 in one of Constantinople’s horrible days. In this time, no man was safe. The Black Death was thought to originate from men coming from Asia. While they were passing through the silk roads trying to get to the Crimea, but unfortunately hasn’t ended, but we we can treat it.
The way to get the disease is spread through infected animals such as mice, camels, prairie dogs, and squirrels, but the most common and deadly ones are rats and fleas. Reason being the rats are immune and carry the disease, then they bite a person (one way to infect) or they die and the fleas drink the blood and bite the person (the other one and the harder one to spot biting you).
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Bad to Worse
There are various diseases that give these symptoms. There are actually Three plagues, The Bubonic Plagues, Pneumonic Plague, Septicemic Plague. The symptoms are disgusting, first then get worse. First symptom, large bumps covering your body on your neck, arms, legs and chest area and your hands turn black. Next your lungs are infected and there is no stopping it now. Finally you start coughing blood your hands turn black, then … you die. This disease spread 30 miles (48.2803 km) every 2-3 days.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~How they could of lived
At this time there was no way to stop the Black Death at this time, but they could have prevented all of this with the techniques we developed in their future. If they took better care of themselves they could of been more survivors. Also with the medicine we in our present we could of cured this disease and stop it from growing. One more thing, THEY NEED REAL DOCTORS. The ones they had at this time only relied on God and religion and fake methods, such as spreading feces on the bumps thinking it would help, instead of finding a real cure that wouldn’t make things worse.
-Written By Jose Luis Becerra III