The Black Death

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How did Black Death effect everyone during the 1340's with trade routes and shipment.




Do you think that Black death could have killed out some cultural ideas that could have been past on to future generations?

The diseased that destroyed the world

The bubonic plague, more commonly known as the Black Death, was a disease that swept through most of Europe and parts of Asia. It is notorious in the fact that it spread so quickly, and because it wiped out over 50% of the population in Europe and Asia.

The Bubonic Plague

The Black Death killed an estimate 75 to 200 million people. It peaked from 1348-50.


Where it started ....

Started on a trading ships on the port Sicilian in Messina. Many on the sailors with dead and some gravely ill. They found the dead bodies with black boils on their bodies. This was known as the "Death Ships".


How It Happened

The bubonic plague is caused by the bacterium Y. pestis. It infected oriental rat fleas, which where transported by rats and in turn, came into contact with humans.