The Black Death
What were ineffective treatments for the Bubonic Plague? The Bubonic Plague is
a deadly pandemic that affected mostly Europe and Asia. Those that caught this plague can be clearly noticed by the various symptoms that it displays. In the middle ages, early Europeans tried several inadequate treatments for the Bubonic Plague.
Starting in the early 1330s, the Bubonic Plague appeared in China, and it quickly
spread to Europe. The Bubonic Plague was spread by fleas on rats. "In the early 1330s, an outbreak of deadly bubonic plague occurred in China. The bubonic plague mainly affects rodents, but fleas can transmit the disease to people." Europeans were clueless about this deadly plague that was infecting the Chinese. They were rapidly infected by this plague because of the large trading network they had with China. Rats that had fleas went aboard ships that were traveling to Europe, and they immediately invaded the city. In fear, numerous people fled the city to avoid the plague, but little did they realize that they were carrying the disease with them. The Bubonic Plague spread faster throughout Europe. The main outbreak started from 1347 to 1350, killing millions of people. The Bubonic Plague spread swiftly and could annihilate many people at once.
People who had the Bubonic Plague had various noticeable symptoms. These
symptoms prove if someone had the disease. One of the traits of the plague was buboes, which were swollen, inflamed lymph nodes. As stated in http://www. themiddleages. net/plague. html, "Once people are infected, they infect others very rapidly. Plague causes fever and a painful swelling of the lymph glands called buboes, which is how it gets its name. The disease also causes spots on the skin that are red at first and then turn black." Other traits of the Bubonic Plague were the fever and people developed red spots on their skin that later turned black. These marks helped people identify those that had the disease.
Early Europeans proposed multiple ineffective treatments to treat the Bubonic
Plague. Plague doctors were doctors that Europeans believe would cure their disease.
These doctors wore special clothing that they believed would prevent them from
catching the disease. The outfit they wore wer...