The Black Death also known as the Bubonic plague is said to be one of the most catastrophic events in the history. Early in the 1340s, the disease had struck China, India, Persia, Syria and Egypt. The Black Death arrived in Europe by sea in October 1347 when 12 trading ships docked at the Sicilian port of Messina. The people who gathered on the docks to greet the ships were met with a horrid scene. Most of the sailors aboard the ships were dead, and those who were still alive were extremely ill. The plague was so paramount, that it killed more people than any endemic or war of that time. (The Great Famine (1315-1317) and the Black Death (1346-1351)). Overall, the black plague killed millions of people.
By 1350,the Black Plague had ceased but the consequences it left were earth shattering. In result of the plague, there was a massive population. In addition, the image of the country was tainted and caused a continued economic crisis.
The Famine before the plague
During 1339 in Europe, the population was beginning to exceed the month of food available. The winters ere extremely …show more content…
According to the history learning site, “evidence produced by forensic scientists and archaeologists in 2014 from human remains in the north of the City of London suggests that fleas could not actually have been responsible for an infection that spread so fast it had to be airborne. Once the disease reached the lungs of the malnourished, it was then spread to the wider population through sneezes and coughs.” (Trueman, 2015).
Variations of the Black Death disease
The disease appeared in three forms, bubonic which is the infection of the lymph system. This was considered about 60% fatal. Pneumonic which is a respiratory infection and was considered 100% fatal. Finally, septicemic which was the infection of the blood and also considered 100% fatal. (The Great Famine (1315-1317) and the Black Death (1346-1351))
Signs and Symptoms of Black