Death spread quickly through the lands of Asia and Europe in the 1300s due to the Black Plague. This was a disease they were unprepared for. The sickness spread astonishingly fast, and left millions dead. These were hard times in our world’s history, but even in the worst of times there are sometimes good things that come from all the trouble. During and after these times we learned how and how mot to control diseases, at least to an extent.
Back in the mid 1300s a new breed of horror swept through Asia and Europe. It was a new plague that would spread from one corner to the other and wipe out close to 50% of Europe’s population around the time. “This disease was spread from diseased fleas that were passed from rats to people. This disease spread fast and killed within a week after infecting someone”. (Snell Melissa, Death Defined, from: http://historymedren.about.com/od/theblackdeath/a/death_defined.html)
Back in these days the medical facilities had no real knowledge of how disease and sickness was to be treated or how to prevent it. This was a learning process for them and humanity. That being said, this plague was actually three different types of the same plague killing people in different ways but still having the same outcome.
“The most heard of is the Bubonic Plague. This plague gets its name from a symptom of this sickness, where the buboes (lymph nodes) swelled up, sometimes to the size of an orange. These swelled lumps would be painful and covering the body in multiple spots a day or two after coming in contact with the illness. Eventually the lumps will turn black and break open, oozing out blood and pus”. (Snell Melissa, Death Defined, from: http://historymedren.about.com/od/theblackdeath/a/death_defined.html)
“The second type of plague that was spreading during this pandemic is now called the Pneumonic Plague. This plague was just as deadly, yet it didn’t torture the victim with large boils and bleeding lumps, it still killed them from the...