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Black Death vs. Yellow Fever

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How did the Black Death affect different aspects of national and international societies? Yellow Fever vs. the Black Death Killed 1/3 of England's population
There was a shortage of workers because of all the deaths.
Church lost strength because people lost faith in God because no amount of praying was making the plague go away.
Jewish people were blamed for poisoning the water, there was a lower death rate for Jewish because they had better hygiene so they were blamed. Some were even killed for this "crime." Ways of Spreading the Disease Bubonic Plague Foundation of the diseases Black Death
-terrible hygiene
-living in crowed, dirty places
-not only animals, but people had fleas Areas Most Affected Black Death Symptoms On the positive side of the bubonic plague, it set the stage for more modern medicine. After the epidemic began to spread, doctors began thinking about how they could make a cure. Also, although it was bad that there was a shortage of workers, it was a positive that the serfs wages were increased and they got improved working conditions. The negatives of the bubonic plague were many. Black Death

-fever
-chills
-muscle aches
-fatigue
-headache
-buboes (formed in the victims armpits, neck, and groan; they were about the size of a chicken egg and they were warm to touch) Yellow Fever

-skin and eyes turned yellowish
-turned your vomit reddish-black due to bleeding in the stomach
-fever
-headache
-bleeding from the face
-muscle aches There were two strands of the bubonic plague disease. One was airborne and spread that way and the other was spread by fleas. You had to have a flea bite to get that strand of the disease. Yellow Fever The Yellow Fever was spread by mosquito bites. The insects would eat rotting vegetables, coffee beans or other filth and then pass on the disease to the human victims. Yellow Fever
-people thought black people could not get it, so they were the ones who bled the patients and carry the coffins of the dead. Lots of black people would die. Yellow Fever The area most affected by the yellow fever was the United States. The black death was not really centralized to one specific area. It went from China to England and everything in between including France, Spain, Portugal, England, Germany, Russia, and Scandinavia. Effects on People Black Death
-people were panicked and devastated -people refused to touch, look, or even be in the same house with someone who is infected because they feared getting the plague too. Yellow Fever
-lots of people fled from the disease, others die; population dropped
-seemed to make everybody sad and gloomy Miscellaneous Facts Black Death Yellow Fever Sick people were expected to live for about 1 week. Some doctors would bleed their patients to get the contaminated blood out and then put mercury into the would to "cleanse" it. They did not know how harmful it was. Famous People involved Black Death The French King Louis IX died from the bubonic plague.
The most renowned plague doctor from the bubonic plague was Michel de Nostredame. -Samuel Gibson (died): father of Betsy Ross
-Joseph Rakestraw (died): worked with the President
-Philip Kellinger (died): elected into the Carpenter's House Yellow Fever Works Cited
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