The Black Death By william D. Barrow IV


The Black Death is a deadly disease that swept all throughout Europe between 1347-1351 another way to say it is the bubonic plague.

Where did it come from?

The plague came from trading ships, it killed 20 million people,which meant over half of the population of Europe was DEAD!!!!!😱😱😱

How did it spread?

The Black Death spread by rodents and bites of mosquitoes. The Black Death was contagion which means the passing of a disease from one person to another by direct or indirect contact.

What are some symptoms

Some symptoms are: fever, chills, vomiting, diarrhea, aches and pains, and DEATH!

A rat that was like the rodents that caused people to have the plague.

Cures for the plague

Doctors used simple techniques such as: blood letting, boil-balancing, and superstitious practices such as: burning herbs and bathing in rosewater and vinegar. Some people thought The Black Death was a punishment from God they would torture themselves as an apology.

Effects of the plague

The plague is epidemic. It faded out after 3 whole years but then it made made a big comeback every few generations for centuries. Modern Sanitation and public-health have changed how the disease spread but have not eliminated it. Somany people died their was a serious labor problem shortage all over Europe which demand higher working wages.


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