The Black Plague

By: Nathaniel Townsend

How It Started

It is believed that it was most carried by Oriental rat fleas living on the black rats that were regular passengers on merchant ships. Spreading throughout the Mediterranean and Europe!

The amount of people that it killed

Since it started in Europe, it killed about 60% of their population! (About 75 to 200 Million people) It lasted for 7 years! It went from the years 1346 to 1353! And it definitely wasn't a pleasant death.

the things they did with the dead body's

The military used the dead body's that where still infected with disease and flung them over a wall sometimes to infect their enemy's with the disease! Which killed a lot of them!

The symptoms of the black plague

  • Bubonic plague symptoms and signs include painful and enlarged lymph nodes, chills, headache, fever, and weakness.
  • Septicemic plague symptoms and signs (black death or black plague) include fever, weakness, abdominal pain, chills, and shock.

The after math of The Black Plague

The aftermath of the plague created a series of religious, social, and economic upheavals, which had profound effects on the course of European history. It took 150 years for Europe's population to recover.