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Imagine loosing seventy five percent of your country to a disease, do you even think that is possible? Europe can tell you it is, after loosing at least one third of their population to the Black Death. The Bubonic Plague , also known as Black Death is the most deadly plaque that has ever occurred to date. The Black Death originally came from Central Asia, but spread to Europe and the Mediterranean. Most of the plague was at Gobi - Desert in Mongolia around the 1320’s (ARMICHAEL, ANN). Discoveries about the plaque are still happening today. The latest discovery in 2011, states that the pathogen held accountable for the plaque was Yersinia pestis bacterium. Yersinia pestis is a anaerobic bacterium and a infectious disease affecting human beings as well as other creatures. The bacteria affects the rodent first, then a flea bites the affected rodent, when the flea is infected it jumps onto a person, and bites them. When the person is bitten they become infected (The Black Death). There are many symptoms such as: high fever, delirium, vomiting, muscle pain, bleeding from the lungs, mental confusion, being tired, weakness, and heavily sweating. When victims start to get these symptoms, it is most likely that they have the disease. After catching the disease people on average only survived for two to four more days. It was rare that the disease spread from person to person. Most cases it is when a human gets bit by an infected flea containing the disease. (The Black Death 245) It affected may towns and villages because most of the population had died and the people in the towns and villages where killed. Leaving the survivors in fear, most of them wanted to move because of the chances of them catching the disease. Most big towns and ... ... middle of paper ... ...conomic conditions in medieval Europe at the outbreak of the Black Death and the causes and effects of the epidemic."The Black Death: Plague and Economics." The Economist 25 Dec. 1999: n. pag. World History in Context. Web. 31 Mar. 2014. CABANISS, A. "Dance of Death." New Catholic Encyclopedia. 2nd ed. Vol. 4. Detroit: Gale, 2003. 506-508. World History in Context. Web. 31 Mar. 2014.Fetter, Bruce. Fetter Bruce. ”Disease and Pestilence." History of World Trade Since 1450. Ed. John J. McCusker. Vol. 1. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2006. 194-196. World History in Context. Web. 31 Mar. 2014. "Medieval Residents of the Nation's Capital May Have Been Just as Cosmopolitan as They Are Today, According to Analysis of Victims of the Black Death." Derby Telegraph 8 Mar. 2013: n. pag. Infrotrac Newsstand. Web. 31 Mar. 2014.

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