Our Greatest Enemy: The Black Death
By: Cade Vickers - Period 5
How Did Rats effect it?
How did it spread?
What were the symptoms?
Where did it originate?
How would you get "away from it?"
When we talk about a cure, we don't really mean anything because there never really was a cure for the Black Death. The people that were infected just had to be isolated from everyone else. If you were in isolation, you were usually locked in an empty room by yourself with nothing in it.
Quarantine is when they put people in a room to prevent disease from spreading. Quarantine is vital when you don't want a lot of dead victims. The Italian word quaranta giorni means 40 days. People are usually in a quarantine for about 40 days.
How did it end?
- Usually held handkerchiefs over their face
- Went away from the security of their community to "get away from it"
- Thought loud noises would drive it away
1347 - The Black Death arrives in Europe
1348 - The daughter of King Edward III died from the plague
1348 - The plague reaches London
1349 - 3000 Jews in Germany died from the plague
1349 - King Edward III orders the streets to be cleaned of the dead bodies
1349 - 200 people buried everyday
1351 - The plague reaches Moscow (The whole continent of Asia is infected)
Overall, about one-third of the population died from the Black Plague!
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