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Bubonic Plague


Colin Corbett

on 11 February 2011

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Transcript of Bubonic Plague

Bubonic Plague The Bubonic plague is a historial
illness,an epicdemic, that spread all
through Europe. The Bubonic plague started in China in the 1330s. The plague was transmitted through rodents, and such as China being one of the biggest national traders this soon spread to west Asia and Europe. The plague causes fever and a painful swelling of the lymph glands called buboes, and this how it got its name. Bibleography:


Person, Stephen. Bubonic Plague: the Black Death! New York: Bearport Pub., 2010. Print. This disease can be quite gruesome. The Bubonic plague had many names such as "the Pestilence" and "the Great Mortality" the plague lasted for 3 years and it took out 2/3 of the population of Europe. the plague would return to Europe every few years in the 15th century as the plague speard through Asia to Europe, it was said the India was completely depopulated the plague changed the climate of the European colonies in Greenland Since the 1980s, several researchers have blamed other diseases, including anthrax and typhus, for the plague. Although the poor were hit hardest, nobility didn’t escape. King Alfonso XI of Castile and León was the only reigning monarch to die, but many members of royal families from Naples to England were killed. Plague continues to survive in the modern world, with Y. pestis foci in Asia, Russia, the American Southwest, and other areas where the host rodents and fleas live. Today, though, it is rarely fatal. doctors believed that bad smells would drive the plague away, they used urine and dung which were more likely to spread the plague. in 1349 a ship carring wool from Bergen, Norway to England all the passengers and crew died Supportive care and antibiotics are usually used as treatments for bubonic plague.
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