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What were the two plagues?

The bubonic plague
The pneumonic plague

1

In what year did it start ?

1348

2

What were the causes?

• the bacteria yersinia pestis inside a fleas saliva
• when the flea bit an animal or a human it would pass on the bacteria and cause the animal to have the bubonic \ pneumonic plague

3

At what time of the year was the bubonic plague more dangerous and why ?

In the summer because the fleas would multiply quicker in the summer and die off in the cold of winter

4

Was the pneumonic plague affected by the weather ?

No

5

What parts of the body did the pneumonic plague attack ?

It attacks the lungs

6

Why didn't the medieval people not understand what was happening ?

Because they hadn't discovered what germs were yet

7

Where did the Black Death spread from and what year ?

In 1345 the Black Death started to kill people in china and India (asia) and spread to Europe

8

How was it spread from Asia to Europe ?

Trading routs

9

What were the symptoms ?

•feeling cold and tired
•buboes in armpit and groin
•blisters
•high fever
•unconscious/coma
•death

10

Approximately how long does it take for you to die once you've fought the disease ?

4-7 days

11

How did people try to prevent it ?

-banned people from entering cities
-they cleaned cities of rubbish
-potions
-they whipped themselves
-grew flowers and herbs and made the air smell good

12

What were some of the a
Effects of the Black Plague ?

-villages were deserted
-villeins stopped doing there labour and paid lower rents
-prices were low and wages were high