Diseases can be preventable and curable but many still manage to devastate on international scales, whether it was during the Middle Ages or today. These illnesses are sometimes underrated in their effects on the human race where symptoms can range from minimal to down-right devastating and painful. No matter where it started, they can bring devastating effects to the surrounding area. When someone wants to know about a disease, they want to know where it came from, it's symptoms, and how it affected the community in which it appeared. The Black Death, Ebola, and the Zika virus are examples of large-scale illnesses that vary in all three of these topics but still managed to threaten humans on a bigger scale than expected. Diseases like the
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The worst pandemic in human history took place between the 14th and the 19th century. However it would peak between the years of 1348 to 1350 It caused over 25 million deaths and reduced 1/3 of Europe’s population. It was even known to wipe out entire cities and even kill so many people that there was no one to even bury the bodies. This pandemic was known as the Black Plague. This plague was a huge part of history that would lead to the changes of religion, culture, economics, and politics. The black plague is known for causing a huge impact on Europe however that’s not where the disease originated from. (Haensch)
Diseases have always been a threat to humans, all throughout history. One of the most destructive disease outbreaks in history was the plague outbreak which peaked in 1346 to 1353, in Europe, commonly known as the Black Death. This plague outbreak was extremely deadly and killed 30-60% of the European population at the time of the outbreak. The outbreak is commonly believed to have been caused by the bubonic plague, but modern evidence suggests that the Black Death was caused by pneumonic plague, a much more contagious and deadly infection.
Infectious epidemics and pandemics have happened all through mankind's history. “They remain the prime cause of death worldwide and will not be conquered during our lifetimes.” The flu of 1918 was one of the deadliest epidemics in history. “It infected an estimated 500 million people worldwide–about one-third of the planet’s population at the time–and killed an estimated 20 million to 50 million victims. More than 25 percent of the U.S. population became sick, and some 675,000 Americans died during the pandemic.” No one knew how the virus spread, there were no antibiotics to fight it, and no flu shots to prevent it. In the final year of World War I, it struck terror in the hearts of people all across Europe and left more death in its wake than the combined military actions of the combatants. “It killed more Americans in a few months than World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the
Throughout history many different diseases have infected the world. Such diseases consist of measles, mumps, malaria, typhus and yellow fever. Many of these diseases are caused by different things and originated in different countries.
Throughout history the human race has been faced with one key factor that no one civilization has even been able to beat, not the might of the Roman-Byzantine Empire, nor the combined efforts of the entirety of Europe and their scholars could defeat this recurring foe. Pandemics, from the Greek ‘pan’ meaning all, and ‘demos’ meaning people (Harper Etymonline.com), are these indiscriminate killers whom care not for your social standing be it wealth, fame, or glory. Humans have contested with disease ever since the infantile stages of the species, but the ability of it to spread was severely inhibited by the fact that humans stayed in small groups of 10-30 people at most, giving the virus or disease severely hampered virulence. It was not till humans began gathering in larger, more permanent settlements such as the early Classical cities of Athens, Ramses, and Rome, that the issue of sanitation and disease came into effect. This has not to say that our issues with sanitation and disease prevention have stopped, rather have they been brought forward into the limelight, many nations around the world today have issues with age old diseases and give rise to extremely deadly new viruses of their own. To fully understand the effect of pandemics in history, then one must consider three major plagues of our recorded history, the first pandemic ‘Plague of Athens’, the pivotal ‘Plague of Justinian’, and the infamous ‘Black Death’
The pandemic known to history as the Black Death was one of the world’s worst natural disasters in history. It was a critical time for many as the plague hit Europe and “devastated the Western world from 1347 to 1351, killing 25%-50% of Europe’s population and causing or accelerating marked political, economic, social, and cultural changes.” The plague made an unforgettable impact on the history of the West. It is believed to have originated somewhere in the steppes of central Asia in the 1330s and then spread westwards along the caravan routes. It spread over Europe like a wildfire and left a devastating mark wherever it passed. In its first few weeks in Europe, it killed between 100 and 200 people per day. Furthermore, as the weather became colder, the plague worsened, escalating the mortality rate to as high as 750 deaths per day. By the spring of 1348, the death toll may have reached 1000 a day. One of the main reasons the plague spread so quickly and had such a devastating effect on Europe was ultimately due to the lack of medical knowledge during the medieval time period.
Diseases can cause a devastating effect on both the human body, and also the human population. Throughout several time periods of the present and past, diseases have caused a humongous impact in several society's in different countries around the world. Several large pandemics and epidemics have killed off the population of many species including humans and primates. Wether the time period is in the present or as far back as the Middle Ages, each and every one of these diseases, have had a life threatening outbreak, across several developing countries. Three known diseases have all created a huge conflict on different civilizations, causing different, unanswered questions to arise. A lot of research has gone into each individual disease, to
In the united states , the government is divided into three different branches, although they are divided and they each have their own specific purpose; they all come together to make sure one main goal is provided and that is protection. The government is here to protect its people from things such as; laws that violates rights, harmful people, illnesses. And etc. in this case the government is in charge of protecting everyone from the illness Zika, which is a virus that is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. After viewing the assigned readings and viewing it proves that the government is fulfilling its role in protecting the people from the Zika virus.
Death from disease has been recorded in history throughout all time. In recent years, the outbreak of the Zika virus, a disease passed down from mosquitos, has given the human population a scare. The among the biggest disease scares in all of recorded history is none other than the Black Plague in the years 1346-1353, with over 100 million recorded deaths in Europe. This plague affected the population of towns, the social rankings of citizens, and the religious beliefs the people had in God. Such a high loss of human lives changed European history and even contributed to what humans achieve today.
A disease is a disorder of configuration or working function that produces specific symptoms and affects a selective area, which is not a result of physical injury. The Black Death, also known as the Bubonic Plague, is one of the widest sweeping and destructive diseases of its time. This disease had existed for thousands of years; the first recorded case of Black Death was in China during 224 B.C.E and the most significant outbreak being mid-fourteenth century Europe (Nordqvist, 2010). From 1347 to 1352, the Black Death had caused the death of one-third of Europe’s population, 25 million people, in only a five-year period. As well as being one of the widest spread plagues in history (Wade, n.d.). I believe that there is much to learn from the Black Death to prevent it from reoccurring in the future, as well as much to learn from it in the medical field. That by understanding
Death and disease were not an uncommon factor of life in the middle ages, but epidemics of this time were not as big of an issue compared to Black Death. It broke out in central Asia to create the biggest pandemic the world has ever seen. The Black Death had killed millions by the time it finally degenerated from earth. Europe may have lost a third of its people, China most likely half of its population. Besides death, the disease brought fear, panic and often a complete breakdown of society. Although the Black Death had killed millions of people, the Black Death brought about new and unusual ways of practicing medicine.
There have been many diseases throughout history. Although not many of them have reached the same magnitude as the Black Death. The Plague was a malignant disease that ravaged cities across Europe killing an estimated 75 to 200 million people in the process (Shipman 1). The Black Plague struck during the early Renaissance and dispersed throughout Europe rapidly. The spreading of the plague resulted in a devastating toll on Europe as well its population, in the end greatly altered Europe and still has a presence in today’s society.
The Black Death was one of the biggest epidemics in the world that caused more than 75 to 200 millions deaths world wide. The Black Death is estimated to have killed 30 to 60% of Europe's total population. This may have reduced the world population from an estimated 450 million in the 14th century. What is the Plague and how is it caused? The Bubonic plague is a caused by the bacteria Yersinia pestis that is commonly found in rats that carry the bacteria. When the rats dies fleas come to feed on the rats then jump onto humans infecting them with this disease. The human effected will start to develop buboes, large egg or apple sized tumor looking sacs that ooze pus and blood when cut open. It is said that the Black Death takes up to three stages
Perhaps the most famous is the Black Death, which was the first well-documented pandemic, caused by Y. pestis. Debate about the effects of the disease have been proposed. Different accounts of the plague showed different effects in different areas, the most well known being the European death, decimating the population. It was obvious that even in the fourteenth century, some people open to science were on the right track to unravelling the mystery surrounding the death of about half of Europe, plus those to the east. Creating the big picture of not only the effects, but the causes of the cases around the continents as well, have been foggy. Although the interpretation of this horrible occurrence has changed, seeing the cultural and health improvements and hindrances that can be made has helped prevent another catastrophe of this