History of the Bubonic Plague / Black Death

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Paige Young February 1, 2013 Period 3 History of the Bubonic Plague / Black Death Throughout the years there have been out breaks of the Black Death. The Black Death began in Asia and eventually spread throughout Europe and later it spread to the rest of the world. The Black Death is still around today and still kills thousands of people each year. The Bubonic Plague or Black Death began in Asia. The first recorded outbreak was in the Yuan Empire in 1331.
By 1334 the disease had killed 90% of the population in the Hebei Province It originated at the east end of the trading route and spread west, infecting millions across Asia (Szczepanski). It spread through the trading routes and reached the “Turkish tribes in Crimea” people from these tribes eventually fled across the Black Sea to Europe. They took the plague with them. The plague began in Europe in1347 in Sicily eventually to Genoa and Venice then by the end of the year in infects all of Europe (The Black Death).
The Bubonic Plague is very contagious, “the mere touching of the clothes,” wrote Boccaccio (Black Plague). The Black Plague was a very deadly disease and still today there are deaths from outbreaks. The Black Death is very deadly. It is caused by the bacteria Yersinia pestis. This bacterium is found in the entrails of fleas. When a infected flea bites a human it transmits the bacteria into the bloodstream and in four to six days symptoms will begin (Szczepanski). Symptoms include: swollen, tender lymph nodes, high fever, chills, headache and hemorrhages under the skin, causing blackish discoloration of the skin.
A person that has been infected may develop other serious illnesses: pneumonia, blood poisoning, or meningitis (Kugler). There is no vaccine for any kind of plague in the United States. In the rest of the world there are limited amounts of vaccine available. There is no vaccine for the plague that is able to be inhaled (Lutwick 2). During the outbreak of the Bubonic Plague millions of people died. Today, there are still some breakouts in Africa, Asia, and the Southwest United States. Work Cited Black Plague. www. istory. com. 1996-2013, A&E Television Networks, LLC. N. d. Web. 1 Feb, 2013 Kugler, Mary. Bubonic Plague. rarediseases. about. com. 2013 About. com. N. d. Web. 1 Feb 2013. Lutwick, Larry I. and Nierengarten, Mary Beth. Vaccine Development for Plauge. www. medscape. com. 1994-2013 by WebMD LLC. N. d. Web. 1 Feb 2013. Szczepanski, Kallie. Black Death in Asia Bubonic Plague. asianhistory. about. com. 2013 About. com. N. d. Web. 1 Feb, 2013 The Black Death. www. historyworld. net . N. p. N. d. Web. 1 Feb 2013

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