Bubonic Plague Dbq

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The Black Death, better known as the Bubonic Plague, greatly decimated the population of Europe during the Middle Ages. The Black Death was spread through fleas on rats brought in by trade ships. Because trade was so heavy among various parts of Europe, the plague spread quickly and was almost always fatal to the victim. The Black Death spread so quickly that few places had any time to prepare or any knowledge of how to prevent the it. However, certain measures could have been taken to keep the plague from spreading to certain towns. Because the Black Death spread largely through trade, the first step in preventing it would be to stop all travel and products entering town. Though the people of Europe did not know that the plague began because
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