The Black Death The innocent slaughter of millions

The Black Death is a deadly plague that swept through Europe between 1347 and 1351. The Black Death is commonly know as the Bubonic Plague. According to sources "the exact death toll from the Black Death is difficult to measure from medieval sources. The number of deaths varied considerably by area and depending on the source. Current estimates are that between 75 and 200 million people died from the plague."

Doctors mostly wore outfits like these to protect themselves from getting the plague. The treatment was very painful knowing that doctors didn't have anesthetic to help numb.
Arriving in Europe through trade ships the plague went on to kill 25-50% of Europe. The symptoms could include, fevers, chills, vomiting, diarrhea, aches and pains, and of course Death.

The Black Death was know as an epidemic, the disease spread through the air along with bites from infected fleas and rats. The passing of a disease from one person to another by direct or indirect contact is known as a contagion.

Along with wiping out the majority of the country the country the country the plague has many still lasting effects. There are many strings of the plague today. The most common one is pneumonia. Transitioning from the bubonic plague the pneumonic plague has turned into what we call pneumonia.

There has been many theories on whether the icon children's song "ring around the Rosie" was written because of the Black Death. It is a common conspiracy that many people believe in however it can't be proven right or wrong since the original composer is dead.


Created with images by seier+seier - "journey's end. carlo scarpa, architect: brion tomb, san vito d'altivole cemetery, 1969-1978" • Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the BPL - "Tabulae maximae quibus illustrantur terrae veterum in usum scholarum : tabula IV Imperium Romanum"

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