Essay about Bubonic Plague : Spread Plague

1219 Words Dec 2nd, 2015 5 Pages
There are many thoughts on how the Bubonic Plague was spread. The bubonic plague, also known as the Black Death, occurred during the fourteenth century. The bubonic plague originated in China in 1334 and made its way to Britain by 1348. The bubonic plague was an infection of the lymph nodes in the whole body of the person who was sick. At the time of the plague, no one knew what it was or how it was being spread. “Patients develop sudden onset of fever, headache, chills, and weakness and one or more swollen, tender and painful lymph nodes (called buboes)” (CDC-Symptoms). The bubonic plague is also known as a killer because of how many people the disease was able to kill in such a short time through fleas that were on rats. The bubonic plague killed over twenty-five million people in China and Europe. The bubonic plague got its name from the purplish-black spots that it left on its victims. The purplish-black spots are called buboes. As the plague ravaged through Europe and Asia, many were sick and many more died. In some cities forty to sixty percent of the population was wiped out from the bubonic plague. In the fourteenth century many citizens believed that the plague was the result of an angry God or some dark and evil curse on their towns. Because the bubonic plague moved so fast and was so harsh, the street of every town was left lined with the corpses of the deceased. The bubonic plague killed by suffocating the person who was sick with an infection in their lungs.…

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