Black Death (Bubonic Plague)

By: Janiya Ransom

Important Detail #1

  • The Black Death (aka Bubonic Plague) was one of the most devastating pandemics in human history, peak in Europe between 1347 and 1350 with 30-60% of Europe's population killed.
  • Picture of the symbol of the disease >>

Important Detail #2

  • Once the flea bites a human, infected blood from the rat is introduced to the healthy blood of the human, and the bacteria spreads. Death occurs in less than a week for humans.
  • Picture of a flea that carried the disease>>

Important Deatail #3

  • The cause of this sudden eruption of the plague is not exactly known. From the desert, it spread out in all directions. Of most importance was the spread eastward to China. China suffered an emergence of bubonic plague during the early 1330s.
  • Picture of a map that shows where the plague spread>>