The Black Death

By: Abigail Jeong

How Did the Black Death Spread?

The disease started off with a little bug called a flea. The fleas had jumped onto rats and rodents. Then it spread from China to Europe. And then finally, it hit Britan in 1348.

Who Cured the People That were Infected?

There are no specific names for them. But there is one name for all of them. The infamous people of the Middle Ages. Some say that they were a fearsome sight.

What Are the Side Effects?

~Fevers and chills.

~Abdominal pain, diarrhea and vomiting.

~Bleeding from your mouth, nose or under your skin.


~Blackening and death of tissue in your extremities, most commonly your fingers, toes and noes.

How Many People Died From It?

Ole J. Benedictow described how he calculated the Black Death killed 50 million people in the 14th centry or 60% of Europe's entire population!

How Did the Disease Get It's Name?

People say that fleas would jump onto BLACK rats/rodents and go to people's houses like all rats/rodents do and then they would kill people. Also known as DEATH. And other people say that black boils would ooze blood and pus and gave their illness. That is how it got its name.

Does the Black Death Still Exist?

It doesn't entirely exist but, the plague is still found throughout the world except for Australia. Most death kills are found in Africa.

What Ended the Black Death?

The disease reached its zenith in the year 1350, though the disease never vanished entirely.