|While antibiotics are available to treat the Black Death, according to The World Health Organization, there are still 1,000 to 3,000 cases of plague every year||Some people believed that the way to do this was to purge their communities of heretics and other troublemakers—so, for example, many thousands of Jews were massacred in 1348 and 1349|
|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 rosewater or vinegar||I can not wait to read far more from you|
The plague never really ended and it returned with a vengeance years later.
|READ MORE: How Did The Black Death End? The plague arrived in Europe in October 1347, when 12 ships from the Black Sea docked at the Sicilian port of Messina||Littman A Concise History Of The Jewish People 2005 — Page 154 "However, Jews regularly ritually washed and bathed, and their abodes were slightly cleaner than their Christian neighbors'|
|By the middle of 1348, the Black Death had struck Paris, Bordeaux, Lyon and London||The Black Death was a devastating global epidemic of bubonic plague that struck Europe and Asia in the mid-1300s|
Joseph P Byrne, Encyclopedia of the Black Death Volume 1 2012 — Page 15 "Anti—Semitism and Anti—Jewish Violence before the Black Death.
|Not long after it struck Messina, the Black Death spread to the port of Marseilles in France and the port of Tunis in North Africa||This is actually a terrific site|
|Maguire, Michael 22 February 1999||, Recent Views on British History: Essays on Historical Writing since 1966 Rutgers UP, 1984 , pp 43—44, 58• Hollister, Medieval Europe: A Short History New York: McGraw-Hill, 2006 , p|
WATCH: How the Black Death Spread So Widely The plague is thought to have originated in Asia over 2,000 years ago and was likely , though recent research has indicated the pathogen responsible for the Black Death may have existed in Europe as early as 3000 B.