Over the course of 5 years it claimed the lives of about 20 million people in Europe from when it first arrived in 1937, the blame for all the fatalities were caused the mysterious “Black Death” (History.com). Taking nearly one-third of the continents population at the time, this deadly pandemic disease was quickly spreading and killing. Over hundreds of years humans have came into contact with many illnesses some may have been deadlier then others. With technology becoming advancedOver the course of 5 years it claimed the lives of about 20 million people in Europe from when it first arrived in 1937, the blame for all the fatalities were caused the mysterious “Black Death” (History.com). Taking nearly one-third of the continents population at the time, this deadly pandemic disease was quickly spreading and killing. Over hundreds of years humans have came into contact with many illnesses some may have been deadlier then others. With technology becoming advanced First, the disease must have never appeared before within a population; second, the agent that carries the disease—like a fly, bacteria, air, or water—infects one person, causing serious illness; and last, the disease spreads easily among humans” (Segall). Pandemic starts with the smallest harmful parasites from animals, plants, and bacteria, also known as viruses. These viruses can inflict different kinds of disease or problems to the human body. Thus, allowing hazardous infections to occur in the human body. These infections may also be contagious,…
Was the Black Death a disaster?
The Black Death was a disease that killed lots of people. There are lots of reasons the Black Death could have been a disaster but also reasons that show the disease was a good thing.
One of the biggest things that affected medieval villages after the disease was bad crops. Lots of people were staying indoors and away from everyone else so they would not be infected but this meant that crops were abandoned. An immediate change was that lots of people died which…
The Black Death was one of the most devastating pandemics in human history, resulting in the deaths of an estimated 75 to 200 million people and peaking in Europe in the years 1346–53. Although there were several competing theories as to the etiology of the Black Death, analysis of DNA from victims in northern and southern Europe published in 2010 and 2011 indicates that the pathogen responsible was the Yersinia pestis bacterium, probably causing several forms of plague.
Community Health Communicable Disease: Measles
Renae Fitzgerald, R.N.
Western Governors University
Community Health Communicable Disease: Measles
The recent outbreak stemming from exposure at an amusement park in the California has brought attention to the continuing global impact of measles ("Measles Outbreak CA," 2015). The measles is a viral disease primarily effecting unvaccinated children and adults, however, is known to affect vaccinated individuals. The purpose of this paper is…
It can happen when someone with tuberculosis coughs, speaks, sneezes, spits,
laughs or sings.
loss of appetite
unintentional weight loss
coughing that lasts up to a few weeks
how it spreads
uninfected mosquito gets the disease from feeding on a person with malaria→ the mosquito
can transmit malaria parasites to you→ parasites move to the liver→ they mature and infect
red blood cells→ cycle repeats in others
Infectious diseases are diseases transmitted only by a specific kind of contact. Some infectious diseases are Ebola, Smallpox, Black Death and Swine Flu. The smallpox is very contagious and is not related to the chickenpox. Smallpox is a very serious illness caused by a virus called the variola. Smallpox has been wiped out. The last case of smallpox that was diagnosed was on October 26 1977. Vaccine isn’t given because nobody has had the disease for many years.
cells. You can start to get more mild infections and chronic symptoms which include, fatigue, weight loss, diarrhea, and cough with shortness of breath. By the time you enter the progression to AIDS phase your immune system is severely damaged and diseases that a healthy immune system could fight off can become life threatening.
A virus that was similar to HIV was first found in a certain type of monkey and chimps that were located in Africa. Scientists believe that the hunters that came in contact…
It is a disease that can be passed from one person or animal to another through contact, usually by food, water, air or vector.
Over 90% of all deaths caused by infectious diseases are caused by a small number of them including pneumonia, malaria, HIV/AIDS, diarrhoeal diseases, tuberculosis and measles.
• The area of medical studies that examines the frequency, possible sources and prevalence of infectious diseases in communities of…
Intro to Anthropology
23 October 2014
The Black Death
A study done by Sharon DeWitte uncovered clues on the survivors of the 14th century Black Death medieval plague. The study suggests that the people whom survived the plague actually ended up living significantly longer and healthier lives than the people who lived before this epidemic in 1347. The Black Death plague was caused by a bacteria known as Yersinia pestis. The plague cleared out promptly 30 percent of…
tragic disease affected many people throughout the world. The Black Death mainly affected those along the trade routes, but all the same this diseased claimed the lives of millions. This disease changed people. It changed the way they interacted with each other, they way they treated themselves and even the way they lived their everyday lives. This diseased killed so many, so fast, that no one was sure of where it came from, when it would stop or even how to cure it.
There were so many deaths that…