Bubonic Plague Essay

768 Words Apr 13th, 2010 4 Pages
I. Thesis Statement: The symptoms of the bubonic plague spread rapidly causing outbreaks and identifying the need for modern science to deal with epidemics.
II. Topic Sentence: The bubonic plague or otherwise known as the black plague spread extremely fast and there were many symptoms of the disease.
A. There are many initial symptoms and symptoms before death of the black plague. “The Bubonic Plague” E medicine. 24 December 2004. http://www.emedicine.com/emerg/topic428.htm , Velendzas, Demetres
1. Many initial symptoms were swollen lymph nodes, delirium, high fever, sore throat, cough, constipation, and shortness of breath. “The Bubonic Plague” E medicine. 24 December 2004. http://www.emedicine.com/emerg/topic428.htm , Velendzas,
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Culatta, Richard
2. When the European merchants docked in Italy the crew was already dying of the plague within a few days the plague spread throughout the countryside. “The Black Death: Bubonic Plague” The Middle Ages. 2006 http://www.themiddleages.net/life/blackdeath.html. Culatta, Richard
B. In the fourteen century people did not know how to deal with outbreaks.
1. When a person became infected with the Bubonic Plague the doctors tried aromatic woods, special diets, courses of bleeding, new postures for sleeping, and the rich had medicines made from gold and pearls, they fled, or prayed. “The Black Death: Bubonic Plague” The Middle Ages. 2006 http://www.themiddleages.net/life/blackdeath.html. Culatta, Richard
2. Families of the sick rejected them or took them to the nuns and friars who tried to care for the sick but soon they too got sick. “The Black Death: Bubonic Plague” The Middle Ages. 2006 http://www.themiddleages.net/life/blackdeath.html. Culatta, Richard
IV. Topic Sentence: Today scientists have new treatments and tests to deal with outbreaks of the plague.
A. There are several new ways to deal with infected people.
1. When a person is diagnosed with being infected the hospital puts them in an isolation chamber and they burn all their clothes and belongings. “The Bubonic Plague” E medicine. 24 December 2004. http://www.emedicine.com/emerg/topic428.htm , Velendzas, Demetres
2. Then they consult

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