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History of Leprosy and the Bubonic Plague

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on 14 September 2012

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Transcript of History of Leprosy and the Bubonic Plague

Ring around the rosy
A pocketful of posies
"Ashes, Ashes"
We all fall down! Ring-a-Ring o'Rosies
A Pocket full of Posies
"A-tishoo! A-tishoo!"
We all fall Down! Bubonic Plague What is a plague? A disease transmitted from an animal to a human which is further spreads from a human to human History of bacterium Yersinia pestis
found in rats infected by the oriental flea So what is a Bubonic plague? symptoms include So what happens when you're infected? headache, fever, chills, weakness Buboes- enlarged and painful lymph nodes
Ring-a-Ring o'Rosies Ring around the rosy? A Pocket full of Posies disease was thought to be transmitted by bad smells sweet smelling herbs or posies were carried to prevent the disease "A-tishoo! A-tishoo!" Ring around the rosy "Ashes, Ashes" We all fall down! Middle Ages Black Death Jehan Jacme, 1348
5 causes
God's wrath, corruption of people, waters/vapors from the Earth, unnatural hot and humid winds, stars and planets. Cause of plague unknown bodies were either cremated or left where ever there was room violent sneezes another symptom Learned lesson contagion theory
of the Middle Ages advancement of science and theory of spreading communicable diseases Brotherhood of the flagellants most severe epidemic in history as many as 5-10, 000 deaths a day Let's look at another communicable disease
prevalent during the Middle Ages Leprosy Mycobacterium leprae Resources Cottrell, Randall R., James T. Girvan, and James F. McKenzie. Principles and Foundations of Health Promotion and Education. 4th ed. San Francisco: Pearson Benjamin Cummings, 2009. 46-48. Print. Ring Around the Rosy Rhyme. <http://www.rhymes.org.uk/ring_around_the_rosy.htm>.
Definition of Bubonic plague. <http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=2544>. Ring a Ring o' Roses. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ring_a_Ring_o'_Roses>. long incubation period of 5 years symptoms may take up to 20 years to develop treatment available Notions of those with Leprosy isolation from others,
leper colonies and hospitals formed,
depression for lepers social repercussions for lepers a leper's life was tightly regulated different ideologies on health causes Why all this? lack of information on diseases Leprosy. <http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs101/en/>. Black Death and Leprosy. <http://www.maggietron.com/med/epidemics.php>. Taunton. <http://www.medicalheritage.co.uk/Somerset.htm>. Prevention? WHO
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