The Black Death black death was one of the worst pandemics …
The Black Death was one of the worst pandemics in human history. The Black Death started in 1348 and ended around 1350. It killed about 30% to 60% of Europe’s population reducing the world population from 450 million to between 350 and 375 million in 1400 A.D. It took 150 years for Europe’s population to recover. The plague kept popping up every where in Europe until it finally left in the
19th century. This has created a lot of social, religious, and economic difficulties which had a huge effect on European history.
Spread of Infection:
The Black Death was caused by a spread of fleas through the population of rats. The rats would carry the disease through out shopping areas and the fleas would jump on people and “throw up” on them giving them the disease that they were carrying. Many of these rats would not be noticed because they where seen everyday around the public like in shopping marts or in people’s houses. Even most of the rich would have these rats in there houses. The pope thought that sitting in a secure closed off room surrounded by fire would keep the plague away from him. Though this did work it was probably because he was sitting in a flea, rat, and people free environment. Many of the doctors that treated the patients unknowingly got the disease while at the same time trying to prevent it.
The Causive Agent: