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  The Black Death: Bubonic Plague
Plague causes fever and a painful swelling of the lymph glands called buboes, which is how it gets its name.
By the following August, the plague had spread as far north as England, where people called it "The Black Death" because of the fl spots it produced on the skin.
The survivors lived in constant fear of the plague's return, and the disease did not disappear until the 1600s.
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Plague is primarily a disease of rats and wild rodents and is transmitted from animal to animal by the bites of infected fleas, with humans as the accidental host.
In the pneumonic plague, the disease becomes a lung infection and the disease is spread by coughing.
An epidemic of plague is colorfully described in the Bible, Samuel 5:6-12 with mention of tumors (buboes), swarms of rats, death and destruction.
www.uic.edu /classes/osci/osci590/6_3Plague.htm   (1959 words)

This particular type of plague was the bubonic plague, which is caused by the bacteria called Yersinia pests.
The Great Plague, later to be known as the Black Death, within a span of four years (1347-1350) destroyed a quarter to a half of the population of Europe.
The appearance of the Black Death led to the moral crisis of the late middle ages and to the disillusionment of the people with the Church of that time.
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 Plague: Questions and Answers - CDC Division of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases (DVBID)
By the bite of fleas infected with the plague bacteria.
Bubonic plague should be suspected when a person develops a swollen gland, fever, chills, headache, and extreme exhaustion, and has a history of possible exposure to infected rodents, rabbits, or fleas.
Infection of the lungs with the plague bacterium causes the pneumonic form of plague, a severe respiratory illness.
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At the most basic level, recurrent plague tended to skim off significant portions of the children born between infestations of plague, dampening economic and demographic growth in most parts of Europe until the late seventeenth century.
Plague stimulated chroniclers, poets and authors, and physicians to write about what might have caused the plague and how the plague affected the population at large the framing story of Boccaccio's Decameron is merely the most famous of the writings.
To properly understand the impact of plague it is necessary to consider almost all aspects of society, from art and music to science.
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 Lecture 29: Satan Triumphant: The Black Death
The death rate from the plague was erratic and ranged from twenty percent to one hundred percent.
The plague's usual form of transportation was the rattus rattus, the small medieval fl rat that was a constant companion of sailor's on board sailing vessels.
Victims of the plague were treated by blood-letting, purging with laxatives and the lancing of the plague-boils.
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 The Black Death
The bubonic plague was the most commonly seen form of the Black Death.
The pneumonic plague was the second most commonly seen form of the Black Death.
The pneumonic and the septicemic plague were probably seen less then the bubonic plague because the victims often died before they could reach other places (this was caused by the inefficiency of transportation).
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 plague. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Bubonic plague, the most common form, is characterized by very high fever, chills, prostration, delirium, hemorrhaging of the small capillaries under the skin, and enlarged, painful lymph nodes (buboes), which suppurate and may discharge.
Invasion of the lungs by the organism (pneumonic plague) may occur as a complication of the bubonic form or as a primary infection.
Pneumonic plague is rapidly fatal and is the only type that can be spread from person to person (by droplet spray) without intermediary transmission by flea.
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 The Plague   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The context of the Ordinances was the arrival of the Plague early in the Spring of 1348.
The Black Death seems to have arisen somewhere in Asia and was brought to Europe from the Genoese trading station of Kaffa in the Crimea (in the Black Sea).
The effects of that plague and its successors on the men and women of medieval Europe were profound: new attitudes toward death, the value of life, and of one's self.
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 Old World Contacts/Merchants & Traders/Black Plague
Bubonic plague was not new to Eurasia in the 14th century.
Astrakhan, on the Volga River, succumbed to the plague in 1345.
By 1352, the dreaded symptoms of the Plague were appearing in the streets of Moscow.
www.ucalgary.ca /applied_history/tutor/oldwrld/merchants/plague.html   (659 words)

 Black Death - the outbreak of Plague at Maryborough
Pneumonic Plague is a deadlier form of the disease, having a mortality rate of 99%.
Pneumonic Plague is not spread by fleas, but from host to host by tiny drops of expectoration such as produced by a sneeze.
A freighter from Hong Kong, where plague was rampant, was in the port of Maryborough about the time that a wharf worker named Richard O'Connell took home some sacking from the wharf, for his children to sleep on.
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 SECRETS OF THE DEAD . Mystery of the Black Death | PBS
The bubonic plague is caused by a bacterium called Yersinia pestis and is characterized by chills, fever, vomiting, diarrhea, and the formation of fl boils in the armpits, neck, and groin.
Though the disease was originally called the "Great Mortality" and the "Great Pestilence," the name "Black Death" was eventually adopted because of these fl boils, which derive their color from dried blood under the skin caused by internal bleeding.
To determine whether the Eyam plague survivors may have carried delta 32, O'Brien tested the DNA of their modern-day descendents.
www.pbs.org /wnet/secrets/case_plague   (644 words)

 CDC Plague Home Page - CDC Division of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases (DVBID)
This flea is the primary vector of plague in most large plague epidemics in Asia, Africa, and South America.
People usually get plague from being bitten by a rodent flea that is carrying the plague bacterium or by handling an infected animal.
In North America, plague is found in certain animals and their fleas from the Pacific Coast to the Great Plains, and from southwestern Canada to Mexico.
www.cdc.gov /ncidod/dvbid/plague   (336 words)

 What is the Black Plague?
Also known as the Black Death, the Black Plague started in China where infected rats passed the disease to fleas that quickly spread it to humans.
The Black Plague was so named because of large fl boils that would form at the site of glands.
The child's nursery rhyme Ring Around The Rosie is often cited as referring to the Black Plague, however this is thought to be an urban legend as the earliest record of it appearing in print wasn't until 1881.
www.wisegeek.com /what-is-the-black-plague.htm   (786 words)

 Plague: Yersinia pestis
Plague or fl death is an infection of rodents caused by Yersinia pestis and accidentially transmitted to humans by the bite of infected fleas.
Plague is endemic in the U.S. Here is a picture of the endemic regions.
As the epidemic of bubonic plague develops (especially under conditions of severe overcrowding, malnutrition, and heavy flea infestation), it eventually shifts into a predominately pneumonic form, which is far more difficult to control and which has 100 percent mortality.
www.kcom.edu /faculty/chamberlain/Website/lectures/lecture/plague.htm   (1391 words)

 Jewish History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
In reaction to the Black Plague, six hundred Jews and the town Rabbis were burned at the stake.
Black Plague massacres began in Barcelona and Cervera.
The plague, which originated in China, was spread for the most part by rats which came aboard ships from Asia to European ports.
www.jewishhistory.org.il /1340.htm   (629 words)

 Black Death - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Black Death, or Black Plague, was a devastating pandemic that began in south-western Asia and spread to Europe by the late 1340s, where it got the name Black Death.
Modelling of epizootic plague observed in prairie dogs suggests that occasional reservoirs of infection such as an infectious carcass, rather than 'blocked fleas' are a better explanation for the observed epizootic behaviour of the disease in nature.
Liquor, originally made by alchemists, was commonly applied as a remedy for the Black Death, and, as a result, the consumption of liquor in Europe rose dramatically after the plague.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Black_Death   (7015 words)

 The Black Death, 1348
A second variation - pneumonic plague - attacked the respiratory system and was spread by merely breathing the exhaled air of a victim.
Soon after this the symptoms changed and fl or purple spots appeared on the arms or thighs or any other part of the body, sometimes a few large ones, sometimes many little ones.
They thought the sure cure for the plague was to drink and be merry, to go about singing and amusing themselves, satisfying every appetite they could, laughing and jesting at what happened.
www.eyewitnesstohistory.com /plague.htm   (1507 words)

 Black Plague - AOL Music
The Black Death, or Black Plague, was a devastating pandemic that began in...
According to the accounts of the time the fl death was extremely virulent, unlike the 19th and early 20th century bubonic plague.
The Black Death was one of the worst natural disasters in history.
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 Jewish History Sourcebook: The Black Death and the Jews 1348-1349 CE
The Black Death and the Jews 1348-1349 CE In 1348 there appeared in Europe a devastating plague which is reported to have killed off ultimately twenty-five million people.
In this city the authorities, who attempted to save the Jews, were overthrown by a fear-stricken mob led by the butchers' and tanners' guilds and by the nobles who were determined to do away with the Jews who were their economic competitors and to whom they were indebted for loans.
Those people of Strasbourg, who had thus far escaped the plague and who thought that by killing off the Jews they would insure themselves against it in the future, were doomed to disappointment, for the pest soon struck the city and, it is said, took a toll of sixteen thousand lives.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/jewish/1348-jewsblackdeath.html   (2180 words)

 eMedicine - Plague : Article by Robert D Schremmer, MD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Competency of the flea to serve as vector for transmission of plague to humans depends on its willingness to feed on a human host and its tendency to regurgitate intestinal contents during a blood meal.
The number of cases of plague reported to the WHO has decreased this decade, with only 1 case in 2003 and 2 per year in 2001 and 2002, none of which were fatal.
Plague is endemic in many parts of the world and is easily found in nature.
www.emedicine.com /PED/topic1819.htm   (3556 words)

Plague Literature : Describes how plague galvanized the European population toward general learning, and how the printing press widened the audience for literature.
The Plague : By Liam Miller and Evan Orr.
Boccaccio: The Decameron : Excerpt of the DECAMERON, discussin the onset of the Black Death
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 Black Death
The Black Plague has spread rapidly through our fair country throughout the reign of Queen Bess, and even while her father, Henry VIII was still on the throne.
I have seen enough of how people react to the Plague and the cruel effect of the disease, that the mere mention of it frightens me. First, the victim gets the chills, followed by a fever, vomiting, diarrhea, and then the most horrible: their skin begins to turn fl.
Bartholomew the Physician called on neighbor Haimes dressed in Plague garb to "protect himself from this disease with a long leather coat with a hood and glove-covered hands." Quite odd to you, I'm sure, is that mask he is wearing.
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 Bubonic Plague Traced to Ancient Egypt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Summary The bubonic plague may have originated in ancient Egypt, according to a new study.
The bubonic plague, or Black Death, may have originated in ancient Egypt, according to a new study.
The Justinian Plague claimed as many as a hundred million lives in the Byzantine Empire during the sixth century A.D. The bacterium that causes bubonic plague, Yersinia pestis, lives inside the gut of its main carrier, the flea.
news.nationalgeographic.com /news/2004/03/0310_040310_blackdeath.html   (737 words)

 black plague   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
There is no doubt the plague is a killer...if it has enough time.
See if the symptoms match those common to the plague by clicking on "Symptoms and Liquid Gold." While you are visiting this page, examine some of the ancient cures that were tried.
Now you have noticed swelling and darkening of lymph nodes (arm-pit area.) Your darling must have contracted the plague while travelling.
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 Frictional Games
Penumbra: Black Plague to be published worldwide Q1 2008
"Penumbra: Black Plague is horrific, life-like, interactive and unique and we are thrilled to be working with Paradox Interactive to introduce this game to a worldwide audience, said Jens Nilsson, Co-Founder Frictional Games".
Penumbra: Black Plague is scheduled for release during Q1, 2008.
frictionalgames.com   (1236 words)

 Black Death | Black Plague | Great Plague | English Plague | Questia.com Online Library
The Later Middle Ages: 1272-1485 ("Plague and the Peasantry" begins on p.
The Story of Rats: Their Impact on Us, and Our Impact on Them ("The Black Death" begins on p.
Samuel Pepys in the Diary ("The Plague" begins on p.
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