The Bubonic Plague Stikes
November 1, 1347
Origins and Impact of the Plague
One of the symptom of the plague
This when the mosquito bites the person.
How it was transmitted
This is how the Bubonic Plague was transmitted through rats to mosquito to humans.
Plague's trade routes
This is some of the trade routes that plague had went through to spread.
The terrifying disease spread by black rats with flies that had been infested with a bacillus called Yersinia pestis. And because people did not take baths, most likely had flies and lice. Also, sine medieval had not sewage or places for trash, they threw it on the streets which made it more suitable for the rats to breed. The fleas on the rats would jump person to person causing the disease to spread.
Some of the symptoms of the Black Death were:
- Painful swellings called buboes in the lymph nodes, particularly those in the armpits and groin
- Sometimes purplish or blackish spots on the skin
- Extremely high fever, chills, delirium, and in most cases, death
Effects of the Plague
- Town populations fell.
- Trade declined. Prices rose.
- The serfs left the manor in search of better wages.
- Nobles fiercely resisted peasant demands for higher wages, causing peasant revolts in England, France, Italy, and Belgium.
- Jews were blamed for bringing on the plague. All over Europe, Jews were driven from their homes or, worse, massacred.
- The Church suffered a loss of prestige when its prayers failed to stop the onslaught of the bubonic plague and priests abandoned their duties.