Black Death

The silent killer

............................ What is the Black death .......................

A disastrous disease that spread across Europe in the middle ages. It could kill a person in just three or four days timed. It left Families broken and torn. People were in panic with no where to go just knowing that the plague was around the corner.

The Symptoms of Plague!!!!

  • Painful swelling of lymph nodes
  • Swelling of armpit,legs,neck also called buboes
  • High fever
  • Vomit
  • Desire to sleep

Was there a treatment???

THERE WAS NO CURE

For headaches- roses,lavender,sage, and bay

For sickness- wormwood,mint,and balm

For lung problems-liquor

Commonly used was bloodletting

3 types

Pneumonia phase- attack on the lungs and throwing up blood


Septicemic phase- Rarest and Deadliest Traveled by the blood stream


Bubonic Phase- most common, Swelling, headache, and severe fever