The Bubonic Plague

by: Avery Trigg

How to get the bubonic plague...

  • The Bubonic Plague is a disease that is typically passed from rodents to other animals and humans via the bite of a flea.
  • The flea has a bacteria that causes it to live on the skin of the rodent.
  • Humans can also acquire the disease by direct contact with the infected tissue.
  • The bacteria enter the bloodstream and travels to various organs including the brain.


  • The Bubonic Plague has been a HUGE cause of misery and death throughout history.
  • If you had the Bubonic Plague then you were most likely gonna die :(
  • over 20,000 people died of this disease by 1563.

symptoms of the back death

  • swelling of the lymph nodes.
  • very high fever
  • delirium
  • vomiting
  • muscular pains
  • bleeding in the lungs

black death.

it was no wonder that the black death was so feared by the people of the Elizabethan era.