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The Black Plague

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The Black Plague The Black Plague was one of the most deadly pandemics in human history. It lasted in Europe from 1347 to 1351. An estimated 75 to 100 million people died, killing 30% to 60% of Europe's population. It has been seen as creating a series of religious, social, and economic disorder, which had major effects on the course of European history. The Black Plague is classified into 3 specific types of plague, the bubonic plague, the pneumonic plague, and the septicemic plague. ...read more.

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Without early treatment, patients would die, some within 24 hours. The pneumonic plague was the most infectious because, it included coughing, which caused person-to-person spreading. The septicemic plague was a deadly blood infection. It spread semi-easily due to the battles and fights, which led to bloodshed. The Black plague was a major epidemic in the medieval world, which caused many horrible and painful deaths. As with any fatal, or potentially fatal disease, after everyone had been exposed, the survivors were classified into two main categories: those who caught the illness and recovered, and the lucky few that had a natural immunity. ...read more.

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No medical knowledge existed in Medieval England to deal with the disease. After 1350, it was to strike England another six times by the end of the century. One way the black plague spread was caused by fleas carried by rats that were very common in towns and cities. The fleas bit into their victims literally injecting them with the disease. Death could be very quick for the weaker victims. The Black Plague was a horrible disaster to the medieval world. It caused much death and terror. An estimated 1.5 million died out of a total of 4 million. The black plague was one of the worst epidemics in human history. Cameron White ...read more.

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