DAWNBLOGTOPUS BLACK PLAGUE BUBONIC

Immune To The Plague – I’m Feeling Fine

DAWNBLOGTOPUS BLACK PLAGUE BUBONIC

Did you know that approximately .2% of people were immune to the Bubonic Plague in the 1300’s? Apparently, I’m the .2% immune to the stomach flu at my house.

Do you know much about the Bubonic Plague? Strangely enough, I do – I’ve read many non-fiction as well as historical novels about the Black Plague. Weird hobby, I know. However, I can’t help but think that my knowledge of the plague helps me avoid sickness whenever everyone in my household gets sick.

Bubonic Plague Fun Facts and Avoidance Tips

  • The plague was mostly transmitted through flea bites from rats or other animals. I avoid rats.
  • The plague can also evolve into an airborne version. I avoid sick people and their germs.
  • Fever, trembling, profuse sweating, and weakness are the initial symptoms of the plague. I immediately quarantine anyone with any symptoms whatsoever into their rooms.
  • During the plague years, most European cities’ population was reduced by about 35%. However, there were over 3,000 small towns/villages in France that were completely decimated. The wilderness grew over the streets and manmade structures and reclaimed the Earth. Note to self: Stay out of France.
  • The doctors who came to assist the sick during the plague years typically wore a mask that looked similar to a bird’s beak and it was filled with garlic, mint, lemon balm, and other herbs and spices. This mask was designed to protect the doctor from the “putrid air” that was present in sick rooms. I suggest that all people wear SARS masks for the duration of any illness. Hey, if it’s good enough for commuters in heavily-populated Asian cities, it’s good enough for me.

The Stomach Flu Isn’t Quite as Bad as the Plague

Though the stomach flu has an almost 100% recovery rate, the practical Bubonic Plague avoidance tips that I outlined for you above work pretty well in both situations. Here I am – cleaner of vomit, dispenser of fluids, forehead fever-checker, and an all-around 12th-century scullery maid, yet I’m feeling healthy and energized. Follow my tips, and you too can avoid the stomach flu (and the Black Plague.)

Love, DawnOctopus

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16 Comments

  • zoeyvaluated

    April 27, 2017

    Wow! Good immune system! My sister and brother in law were both super sick with the stomach flu, but their 9-month old baby was fine lol go figure!

    • dawnblogtopus

      April 27, 2017

      I bet that baby is/was breastfed, am I right?! It really gives them amazing immune systems. My daughter was literally NEVER sick the first 3 years of her life.

  • Jacquelyn

    April 29, 2017

    Couldn’t help but giggle a bit when you said you avoid France. Great tips!

    • dawnblogtopus

      April 30, 2017

      I’m here to entertain! Thanks, Jacquelyn!

  • Amanda

    April 30, 2017

    I like how you associated the stomach bug with the plague. It certainly seems like that sometimes. Especially when all the kids get sick and then all the parents get sick!

    • dawnblogtopus

      April 30, 2017

      Thank you so much for stopping by, Amanda! I appreciate it 🙂

  • Hope everyone in your home is now feeling better and you managed to keep avoiding it! Love the comparison and some really interesting facts about the plague!

    • dawnblogtopus

      May 1, 2017

      Thank you so much for stopping by! Everyone is on the mend now 😁

  • Johanne

    May 1, 2017

    Ha, I loved this post. Hilariously written. And avoiding France is a good tip altogether 😉 Glad to read everyone’s almost ok now!

    • dawnblogtopus

      May 1, 2017

      Thank you so much, you’re very sweet! Thanks for reading 🙂

  • simplegirl74

    May 1, 2017

    So funny! Glad though you avoided getting sick! Hope your home gets feeling better <3

    • dawnblogtopus

      May 1, 2017

      Thank you for stopping by and reading! I appreciate it 🙂

  • Michelle C

    May 1, 2017

    Well, darn…I always wanted to visit France too! At my boys’ bus stop this morning, I was sitting in my car when one of the other little kids came up and kept coughing in my face. Really, dude!? I love him to death….but, sometimes it needs to be from a distance.

    • dawnblogtopus

      May 2, 2017

      Thank you so much for coming by. Ugh, those little kid germs spread like wildfire!! Have a great day 😀

  • Meg

    May 2, 2017

    I really don’t want to have to avoid France! But I guess you have to be doing something right to be the one who avoids getting sick!! I really enjoyed this post, even if it’s filled with germs.

    • dawnblogtopus

      May 2, 2017

      Thanks Meg, it’s a small price to pay to stay healthy. 😂 Thanks for stopping by!

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