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The Black Death Bites and Strikes! Price: 50p Year: 1348
What caused The Black Death? God? Jews? Fire falling down the skies?
- Contagion (can easily spread)
- If you touch the dead or sick, you are immediately infected.
- The positioning of the planets: Saturn, Jupiter and Mars weren't in line, causing bad air.
- Punishment from God
- Jews were poisoning the wells
- Fire from heavens fell down like rain, destroying land and killing people.
Different types of the disease
The second type of disease is the Pneumonic disease. The symptoms of this disease include, fever, weakness, headache, shortness of breath, chest pain and coughing up blood. This one is way worse than you think! If you have this type of disease, then there's no chance of surviving. 100% of people who caught this died!
Tips of ways to prevent this disease!
Herbs are a way of preventing the disease, since the positioning of the planets weren't line causing bad air, you would have to smell herbs to prevent Pneumonic disease.
Avoid dogs, cats or anything with fur
Either kill dogs or avoid them, it is believed that dogs and cats carry the disease with them. Specifically fleas, they can spread by contagion. Stay away from dogs, cats or anything with fur, or they'll give it to you as it keeps on spreading.
Whip yourself in front of God
Beg for forgiveness for what we have done, whip yourself whilst praying to God. He was probably the cause of the disease, he punished us so we have to ask for forgiveness.
Lock your house
Make sure no one that carries the disease breaks into your house, keep your place secured with some food and supplies. One touch from someone with the disease can easily spread to you.
Bathe in hot water as frequently as you can
Bathing in hot water can keep you away from fleas, just make sure to do it frequently so that the fleas would go away.
Place the chicken where the swelling is, that will draw out the pestilence. This also works with fresh frogs.
Butter and yeast
Use butter and yeast and spread around your buboes, then slice it out to release the black pus.
Swallow crushed emeralds
Crush emeralds and that will leave you with a powder of crushed emeralds. Then mix it with liquid so it can easily flow down your throat.
Live in a sewer
Living in a sewer would block out the bad smells of the black death.
Cut out your veins
Open your veins and let a pint of blood come out. This will also draw out the disease that is inside you. You can also let leeches suck you dry.