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Thursday, 22 September 2016

Ebola VS Black Death

Two mortal Diseases might be the Same ?


Scientists have been researching and have been starting to believe that both disease might be the same. Researchers Christopher Duncan and Susan Scott, forge an argument that the Black death was most likely caused a hemorrhagic virus like Ebola. In order to compare both disease, they had to draw detailed comparisons. The duo looked at both ways from the symptoms to how they both spread.


The Black Plague is a disease which has many names such as: Bubonic Plague, Disastrous mortal disease, Yersinia Pestis, The Great Mortality, The Great Plague, The Black Death (commonly known as) and The Black Plague. The Black Death is a disease which happened in the 13th century during 1348 - 1350,  It killed one third of Europe’s population.  


This disease was caused by Ship Rats or commonly known as House Rats who like living near people. It spreads by fleas who are infected by sick rats. The fleas got infected because rats which they feed on got sick and started to die. Which cause the starving fleas to turn on humans.


The Ebola virus disease, Ebola hemorrhagic fever,  or for short EVD's first appearance was in 1976 in 2 coincident, one in what is now, Nzara, South Sudan, and the other in Yambuku, Democratic Republic of Congo. This Disease’s latest appearance was around March 2014 in West Africa.  The latest appearance occurred in a village near the Ebola river, which is where the disease got its name.


It is thought that fruit bats are the natural hosts of the Ebola virus. Which means  that the Ebola virus was introduced into Human population by people having close contact with the blood, secretions, organs or other bodily fluids of infected animals. The contact would probably be with chimpanzees, gorillas, Fruit bats, monkeys, forest antelopes, porcupines who are found ill, dead or in the rainforest.
The symptoms for the black death are a bit similar to the Ebola Virus. The Black death symptoms are : Painful swollen buboes, Chills, Fever, Headache, muscle weakness, Abdominal pain, Tissue bleeding and death. They both seem the same but the EVD(Ebola virus disease) however has many more symptoms and is deadlier.


However the Ebola Virus symptoms are : Nausea and Vomiting, Diarrhea (may be bloody), red eyes, raised rash, Chest Pain and Cough, Stomach Pain, Severe weight loss, Bleeding usually from the eyes. People nearly die from other orifices, such as ears, nose and rectum.   


Both, Ebola and the Black plague are pretty similar, due to the way both diseases have been caused which was animals. The second similarity is that most people don’t recover or survive from both disease, meaning both disease are equally deadly.  


I think that both disease are the same, because they both are mortal diseases and are contagiously deadly. They had been transmitted by animals, the Black Death was transmitted by rat fleas and the Ebola Virus was transmitted by Fruit bats.

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