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The Black Death

by Max and Adrian

Adrian Meikle-Briggs

on 19 April 2012

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Transcript of The Black Death

The Black Death Index Introduction
How it all started
How it spread
The affected areas
How it all ended

Introduction started in China during the 14th century then migrated to southern Europe
through trade and conquest, the disease spread to Europe
started because of poor hygiene rats and fleas
people with illness usually died within 3 or 4 days
spread quickly becaude of dirty conditions
ended in 1350 How it all started On average, between 30-45% of the general population died in the Black Death .
in some villages, 80% or 90% of the population died
death-rate of 30% higher than total British losses in WWI
In Kilkenny, Ireland the death rate was almost certainly 100%
How it all spread it spread mostly because of the cramped densely populated areas
another problem was that the streets were very unhygienic because of animals (pigs, chickens etc.) and waste (excrement, butchers rests etc.) The effected areas 1347 migrated from China to the south of europe:sardinia and sicily 1348 spread to England through trading .
It reached Bristol first 1349 spreads to the north of England and Ireland 1950 reaches Scotland and Northern Ireland 1950-1951 starts to die out slowly plague of children 1361-1364 1368-1375 third and fourth plague not so bad as the first and second plague no more plagues How it all ended Summary illness caused by Yersinia pestis (bacteria), carried by rats and fleas
illness spreads rapidly because of dirty conditions and mass population
it spread claiming many lives in 1 week

The black death (bubonic plague) lasted almost for 2 years (1348-1350)
started in China and migrated to Sicily, Sardinia and many other countries in that area
spread easily because of rats, cramped spaces and poor hygiene
Sources Thank you for listening 1347-1351 25,000,000 dead Mortality Rate up to 75% asian flea
Yersinia pestis the ones responsible symptoms It would become one of the deadliest diseases in history, killing one third of Europe's population. "It would become one of the deadliest diseases in history, killing one third of Europe's population." it claimed many lives so many were buried in mass graves Rat In some places changes in hygiene habits and strong efforts within public health and sanitation had a big impact on the rate of infection. Doctors were quack doctors thought it was an action of God.
They prayed but didn't have medicineto cure the people. Path of the Plague
Effects of the Black Death on Europe
1/3 of the population of Europe died.
In all, 2.5 million people died from the plague.
Art, science, and literature stopped being created.
People were only worried about their survival.
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