Prevention of the Disease
- Since the
physicians did not know what caused the plague, but they did know it was very
contagious, they wore this strange suit shown below to prevent catching the
- The nose of
this costume was supposed to act as a filter. It was filled with
materials doused with perfume and disinfectants.
- In the beak
they put very strong smelling compounds such as vinegar and sweet oils to
counteract the horrible stench of the dead and dying victims of the
WAYS USED TO TREAT THE PLAGUE INCLUDED:
The Plague does has a
vaccine. It lasts for about six months. If caught early, the plague
is easily treated. The best way of preventing the Bubonic Plague is better
sanitary conditions. Some of these conditions and precautions
in human urine.
dead animals in the home.
- Chopping a snake up everyday.
to fall asleep on the left side of the bed.
eating any deserts.
- controlling rat
populations using rodenticide
- fumigating ships using
hydrocyanic gas before arriving at the port
- isolating the Bubonic
Plague victims as soon as diagnosed
- separating facilities
used for livestock
A FEW QUESTIONS:
1. Why did
people insist on wearing such a silly costume during the Plague
2. Why did some people stop exercising
during the Plague?
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