Black Death

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Black Death, also known as the bubonic plague, was a pandemic disease that nearly wiped out Britain's population during the 14th century. It was thought to be caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis, but recent studies attribute the plague to other diseases.


The event of the Black Death was only recorded by historians, and recent findings show other reasons for the plague contrary to the Yersinia pestis infection.


There was no specified treatment for the disease.

Symptoms and Signs

According to historians, the bubonic plague was characterized by headaches, fainting spells and black spots that occurred in the skin. Death came in 4 to 5 days.


The plague was then believed to be caused by the strain Yersinia pestis, which was brought to England via migrants that came from Central Asia. It was spread by rats.

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