Bubonic Plague

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I. Thesis Statement:The symptoms of the bubonic plague spread rapidly causing outbreaks and identifying the need for modern science to deal with epidemics. II. Topic Sentence: The bubonic plague or otherwise known as the black plague spread extremely fast and there were many symptoms of the disease. A.There are many initial symptoms and symptoms before death of the black plague. “The Bubonic Plague” E medicine. 24 December 2004. http://www.emedicine.com/emerg/topic428.htm , Velendzas, Demetres 1.Many initial symptoms were swollen lymph nodes, delirium, high fever, sore throat, cough, constipation, and shortness of breath. “The Bubonic Plague” E medicine. 24 December 2004. http://www.emedicine.com/emerg/topic428.htm , Velendzas, Demetres 2.The symptoms before death are seizures, vomiting, chills, malaise, abdominal pain, weakness, and red spots that turn black. “The Bubonic Plague” E medicine. 24 December 2004. http://www.emedicine.com/emerg/topic428.htm , Velendzas, Demetres B.The plague was spread by both humans and animals. “The Black Plague” The Middle Ages. 1998, Oxford New York. Oxford University Press (Hanawalt 128) 1.The plague was spread in a pneumonic form that was passed from person to person by sneezing, coughing, or talking. “The Black Plague” The Middle Ages. 1998, Oxford New York. Oxford University Press (Hanawalt 128). 2.An infected rat would be bitten be a household tick that would later bite a human who would then pass it on in the pneumonic form. III. Topic Sentence: In the fourteenth century there were very few ways to control the outbreaks. A. When the plague began the ships that went to the black sea to trade with Chinese merchants were the first Europeans to get the black sea. “The Black Death: Bubonic Plague” The Middle Ages. 2006 http://www.themiddleages.net/life/blackdeath.html. Culatta, Richard 1.China was one of the world’s busiest nations and it was a matter of years before Europe and the rest of Asia caught it. “The...
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