It is so resilient that cases of infection are still being recorded in America today —although in a much milder manner. The plague then rid Europe of almost one-third of its population, leaving lasting effects wherever it had touched Bussema and Witowski. This pestilence has since changed how we take on such diseases, and modified our tactics on handling epidemics and other contagious diseases. The Black Plague is an infection caused by the bacterium, Yersinia pestis originally known as Pasteurella pestis Kohn.
How Did the Plague End?
Albert Camus -- The Plague -- some notes on the text by Bob Corbett
Course Hero. The Plague Study Guide. In Course Hero. Accessed November 14, The weather is a constant source of imagery in The Plague. The seasons progress from spring to summer to fall, with both seasonable and unseasonable weather. Rain, wind, and hot, stifling weather all add to the atmosphere of Oran.
The age when European art rose to glory was an age of disease and death. In the Black Death — probably bubonic plague — was brought by a Genoese ship to Sicily. In the next few years, it is estimated to have killed about a third of the entire population of Europe. The Renaissance was just getting started, and the plague, too, was at the beginning of its reign of terror. The Black Death was more than a medieval explosion of horror: it kept coming back.
Rieux replied cautiously that there might be something in what he said. He wished nothing better than that Rambert should be allowed to return to his wife and that all who loved one another and were parted should come together again. Only the law was the law, plague had broken out, and he could only do what had to be done.