Black Death: The Worst Epidemic Happen In Human History

The black death was the worst epidemic and the greatest catastrophe that is registered in human history.

Black Death pandemic was spread in the year 1346-53 in Europe. The epidemic took lives of around 50 million people that means 60% of the population of Europe.

Let us know in detail about this most devastating pandemics.

  • This bubonic plague death arrived in Europe through the ships. When 12 Genoese trading ship docked at the Sicilian port of Messina in October 1347.
  • They arrived after a long journey through the black sea so people gathered to greet them but what they saw was horrifying they saw that most of the sailor travelling on the ship were dead and the people who were still alive were seriously ill. They were having a fever, suffering from pain and were fully covered with black boils from which blood and pus were oozing. And thus the name “Black Death”.
  • Black death is caused due to a bacillus called Yersinia pestis. This can pass from person to person by air, or by biting off an infected flea or by rats. (If you have a rat problem there are plenty of guides online that can teach you how to get rid of them.)
  • Florence’s one of the greatest Renaissance poets Petrarch said that people will not accept the fact and believe it as a fable. He said, ‘O happy posterity, who will not experience such abysmal woe and will look upon our testimony as a fable.’ Following line by Florentine chronicler showcases the worst condition that people suffered from
    All the citizens did little else except to carry dead bodies to be buried […] At every church they dug deep pits down to the water table, and thus those who were poor who died during the night were bundled up quickly and thrown into the pit. In the morning when a large number of bodies were found in the pit, they took some earth and shovelled it down on top of them; and later others were placed on top of them and then another layer of earth, just as one makes lasagne with layers of pasta and cheese.”
  • During the 1340s, this plague was spread across China, India, Persia, Syria, and Egypt as well. This disease that time used to spread through infected black rats. Black rats who were called as ‘house rats’ or ‘ship rats’  lived close to people.
  • During this time neither the doctor nor the commoners knew how to prevent it or treat it. Physicians relied on crude and unsophisticated techniques such as bloodletting and boil-lancing (practices that were dangerous as well as unsanitary) and superstitious practices such as burning aromatic herbs and bathing in rose water or vinegar.
  • During this period a famous rhyme”Ring a ring-a-roses, Pocket full of posies, Ashes, ashes, We all fall down!” which we used to recite during childhood was originated.
  • This disease has not been completely eliminated but is reduced by our modern technique of sanitation and improvement in health practices.

Random Post

Facts About Japan: Interesting Facts About The Land Of The Rising Sun

Japan is one of the famous countries in the world. It is known for its magnificent nature and idiosyncratic culture. However, what most people...

How Safe Doses Of Weed Potentially Affect Your Body?

Weed is dried and ground up or shredded as part of the cannabis plant. All parts of cannabis plants, such as leaves, stem, flowers,...

A Gorgeous Glance Of Gujarat: 5 Tourist Spots To Include

Ever since Amitabh Bachchan recited the line "Kuch din toh gujaro Gujarat mein," it had an effect on us to want to explore Gujarat...

Latest article

Rastafarianism: A Little-known Religious Movement Of Jamaicans

Do you know ever wonder how many religions there are in this world? Let me answer this for you - there are 4300 religions worldwide. I'm...

Your Guide To Zinc-Infused Antimicrobial Activewear

Every day, a new technology comes around that disrupts tradition. Cameras. Cars. The internet. Smartphones. Artificial intelligence. All of these have drastically changed the...

How to Make the Most Out of Your Sex Chat Experience 

Sex chat with strangers can be an exciting and interesting experience. It's a great way to explore your fantasies, broaden your knowledge, and learn...

Related Articles

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.