Medical Diseases From Past to Present

Given a list diseases and historical events, you will research FIVE diseases and create a timeline showing when the diseases occurred throughout world history.

Learning outcomes
This assignment is intended to:
      • Give students an understanding of the prevalence of disease over the course of human history
      • Enable students to work on research skills
      • Allow students to connect their knowledge of world history with their knowledge of biology

First Assignment focuses on the Black Death.   Answer the following questions by writing what you know and researching the answers on the internet.

1.   You need to define the word “parasite.”   What you think it means? an organism that lives in or on another organism (its host) and benefits by deriving nutrients at the host's expense.

2.   Look for pictures of the flea that carries the Black Death. What is the name of the bacteria that causing the disease?
3. Does your cat or dogs have fleas? No   How do pets react to fleas? Scratch continuously What do people do to keep fleas off their pets?
4. Answer the following questions about the fleas.
    • How high and far can a flea jump? a flea can jump up to 7 inches
5. Locate a map showing the routes of the disease from Asia to Europe.

6. What are three sign that a person has the Black Death? , you will develop flu-like symptoms such as fever, headache, chills, weakness, and swollen, tender lymph glands.
7. What did Middle Ages people think was causing the Black Death? possibly at Lake Issyk-Kul in central Asia.
8. What were some methods used to stop Black Death from coming into a town?
Aromatherapy or When people figured out that the Black Death was airborne, they began to visit—or even live—in foul-smelling sewers.
9. How were people taken care of if they dies of the Black Death?
On a cart full of other dead people and burned
10. I need Black Death totals from two different...