The Black Death is deadly plague/ disease that swept through Europe between 1347 and 1351; also known as the bubonic plague.
Arrived in Europe through trade ships killed over 20 million people-25%-50% of Europe was DEAD.
In the 14th century the plague spread rapidly across Europe and Demimnated- destroyed a very large amount of the population..
The Black Death was an Emidemic- a disease which spread quickly and widely affecting many Individuals at one time.
The disease spreads through the air and through the bites of incited rats and fleas.
Contagion- The passing of a disease from one person to another by direct or indirect contract. Symptoms include: fever, chills, vomiting, diarrhea, aches & pain, DEATH.
Doctors used simple techniques such as bloodletting boil-Balanchine superstitious practices such as burning herbs and bathing in roes water and vinegar.
Some people thought that the Black Death was a kind of punishment from god punish themselves to say they were sorry.
The plague epidemic faded out after three years but reappeared every few generations for centuries.
Mordern sanitiation 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 the 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 answers.