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Why is it named the bubonic plague?


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2008-04-23 19:03:14
2008-04-23 19:03:14

The Bubonic Plague was a deathly plague that broke out in Europe, starting in the 14th century. The name "Bubonic" derived from the term "Buboles", meaning black bumps the size of fists that grow on the skin. The most common form of the Plague is Bubonic, which affects the skin. Another form is Pneumonic, which affects the lungs and causes the victim to vomit blood. There is a third form, (I forget the name) and it is the most dangerous ; victims die within 2 days of being affected. Symptoms of all three include aching muscles and limbs. The plague was very painful and scary. In fact, a thing that contributed to the rapid spreading of the plague is bad medical advice. Doctors back then were very inexperienced hence told victims not to bathe. This was bad advice because the best treatment is bathing. In addition, advanced medicne was not invented. Another major problem was that the plague was highly contagious and too many victims were infected. Doctors and priests refused their services in fear of catching the plague. In the end, 1/3 of Europe's population succumbed to this terrible massacre. (Translation: 1/3 of the people in Europe died from the plague) Answered by Alessandra (please visit my site: raoallie.com or alessandrarao.com)

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Named after the Doctor; "Edward Bubonic", in England.

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Anybody can catch the bubonic plague

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To be cured from the bubonic plague you can use antibiodics. In the previous bubonic plagues when it was a plague there was no cure.

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no there is not. scientist are trying to find a cure for the Bubonic plague but with your help we can fight the Bubonic plague.


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