Wanted: The Black Death

By: Jarel McGill

Black Death Facts

  • The plague started in Europe in 1328 and lasted until 1351.

  • The disease was called the Black Death because one of the symptoms produced a blackening of the skin around the swellings. When a victim's swollen area was squeezed a blackish green liquid was produced.

  • The Black Death was spread by fleas that were carried by rats or other small rodents

  • The spread of the Black Death followed all of the Trade Routes to every country

  • The Black Death of the Middle Ages was believed to have originated in the Gobi Desert

  • Key People relating to the event: Nearly one third of the population of died - about 200 million people in Europe

  • The 1328 outbreak in China caused the population to drop from 125 million to 90 million in just fifty years

  • 7500 victims of the disease were dying every day

  • The Black Death in England raged from 1348-1350

How'd it get their and who does it affect?

Rats and fleas carried it and diesease moved very fast. Back then there wasnt much animal control so there was many rats and fleas


Who does it get? almost anyone and can be very lethal.


There were many different treatments they used back then. To aid recovery you should drink a glass of your own urine twice a day. Others included washing with vinegar, burned clothes, cut the swelling to let it out
The Black Death