By: Joshua Brame


You're running for your life trying not to get infected, but your being followed by death it self. This is what it was like for people in the Middle Ages (1348-1654). The "Black Death" or the bubonic plague was a horrific disease that swept across Europe in the Mid Ages.

Info before the plaque

The before the Black Death the people of Europe and other continents from the current depression. The plaque also stopped the famine that was spreading across Europe before the Black Death. The Depression also decreased the health of the common wealth. Therefore the disease had the ability to spread faster.

The Beginning of the Black Death

The bubonic plague started because the rats in an area died off, so the rat flea's went after humans. The plague spread from Europe to Asia and later to northern Africa. The black death spreaded rapidly by rat flea's rat waste and a mixture of contaminated blood and saliva. The rats would also live in storage houses, so if they planted feces in the grain it would get contaminated. When people came to eat the got contaminated.Not only that but the depression decreased the health which made people more vulnerable.

Info of Death

The black death was the worst natural disaster of its time.The black death by it self killed twenty-five million people.But they didn't die instantly, they lived for a few days with the worst symptoms known to man in my perspective.

The end of the black death

The Black Death does not have a exact date that it ended.The plaque dwindled over years as the people became more sanitary and they invented antibiotics.The plaque still affects people over one thousand people a year, it is not as bad as the mid centuries.


The symptoms would ultimately result in death for most people, but some lived through it.First, they became extremely ill.Then they got black bubbles on their skin, hence the name Black Death, and usually later they would die.Sadly, the symptoms have not changed from its last rampage. Although the fatality rates have gone down due to antibiotics.


The Black Death was the worst catastrophe of its time, but because of it we have learned how to make the new things to pro-vent such a thing from happening again.


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