Bubonic Plague Vs Small Pox Essay

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The bubonic plague and smallpox were both very serious diseases from the past. The bubonic plague was the worst disease a person can get in the Elizabethan era (1558-1603). Its symptoms were worse than those of smallpox, it killed more people at the time than smallpox did, and far fewer people survived the Plague than smallpox.
One reason the plague was worse than smallpox was because it had worse symptoms. The bubonic plague had different names like “the blue sickness,” ”black Plague” or “black death.” The bubonic plague had symptoms like pain in the groin, armpit and neck; lymph nodes about the size of an egg, tender and warm to the touch; sudden onset of fever and chills, headache, fatigue or discomfort; extreme weakness; abdominal pain,
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Smallpox came after the bubonic plague outbreak, but smallpox was not as bad as the bubonic plague. It was deadly and bad to have, but those with the disease a chance of living. Smallpox killed about 33,000 people.
Queen Elizabeth I had the smallpox fortunately she lived, with a few scars of her face from the blisters. The young queen thought that she had a fever but it gradually got worse and it turned out that Queen Elizabeth had the smallpox, they thought that the queen would die but she ended up living with the good health care she but but unfortunately the nurse taking care of her caught smallpox and passed away The most common symptoms of the smallpox were flu-like fatigue, headache, body aches, and sometimes vomiting, high fever, mouth sores and blisters that spread the virus into the throat. The smallpox skin rash gets worse in a typical pattern: the rash starts with flat red sores that become raised bumps a few days later. The bumps then turn into fluid-filled blisters. The blisters fill with pus. They crust over, usually in the second week of smallpox. Scabs form over the blisters and then fall off, usually in the third week of the disease. They can cause permanent scars. Blindness can happen when scars form near the