The Black Death

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The Black Death was one of the most severe plagues in its time. I am going to talk about the Black Death, which is also known as The Black Plague and The Bubonic Plague. The main area I will cover is What the affects of the Black Plague was and how is spread. The presenting symptoms of the Black Death are shivering, vomiting, headaches, giddiness, an intolerance to light, pain in the back and limbs, …

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…Shibasabaroo discovered the bacillus Pasteurella pestis in their work in 1894. Pasteurella pestis is the larger group of bacteria that Yersinia pestis, the infectious agent, is part of. A. W. Bacot then thought of the idea that fleas from infected rats were the carriers of the plague and infected people while trying to draw blood from a bite. Small grayish spots along with tiny bites helped P. L. Simond prove that fleas were the carriers in 1897.