The Black Death By:Sofia Zeballos

What was the Black Death?

The Black Death is a deadly plague/disease that swept through Europe between 1347 & 1351 ; also known as the Bubonic Plague. It arrived through trade ships and killed over 20 million people-25%-50% (1/3 of Europes population). The Death killed a very large amount of Europe's population.

How did it spread?

It spread from China to Central Asia, the disease moved along an established trade route, passing through Turkestan and the Black Sea Region. The disease spread through the air and through the bites of infected rats and fleas. Some of the symptoms that the Black Plague made you have was fever,chills,vomiting,diaherra,aches & pains and death.

Cures for the Plague

Doctors used simple techniques such as bloodletting,boil-balencing and superstitious practices such as burning herbs and bathing in vinegar. They believed that they should eat healthier foods,they could clean up better so it's more sanitary,and sometimes they would make their own medicine thinking that it would help them.Some people thought that the Black Death was kind of punishment from God-they would punish themselves to say they were sorry.

Effects of the Plague

The Plague epidemic faded out after three years but reappeared every few generations for centuries. Modern sanitation and public-health practices have changed how the disease spread but have not eliminated it. So many people died there was a serious labor shortage all over Europe which to workers demanding higher wages. Landlords refused to pay them. Peasants left manors and went to cities to find employment. The disease also hurt the church because they didn't understand why their prayers weren't being answered.

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