The Black Death
Savannah Talton, 1st Period
What Is It?
Plague is an infectious disease caused by bacteria called Yersinia Pestis that occured in the 1300s. It was extremely contagious and had no cure. Once you were diagnosed, you would slowly die and there was nothing you could do about it. This was a painful death. People even lost limbs as their hands and foot tissue died away.
What Does It Look Like?
Places on body where marks are found.
Hands turn black from dying tissue.
Face effected by plague and turns black and blistery.
Is It Still Around Today?
Effects Of The Black Death
The plague killed about 75 million people world-wide and destroyed civilizations.