5 The Plague Arrives*It came from Mongolia, spread to the Middle East, then…Arrived in Europe through trade ships.It spread quickly.It wiped out 1/3 of Europe’s population in 4 years ( ).Killed Approx. 25 million people.The plague killed 50% - 75% of its victims.
9 What did people think caused the plague? People didn’t know what caused the plague.Some believed it was:A punishment from God.Jews had poisoned wells.Bad air.The position of the planets.
10 What Really Caused the Plague?* It was spread by fleas which lived on the black rat.The fleas sucked the rat’s blood which contained the plague germs.When the rat died, the fleas jumped on to humans and passed on the disease.Most common form of the Black Death was the BUBONIC PLAGUE!
12 Buboes – swollen lumps in the groin, neck, or armpit
13 Three Types Pneumonic Plague attacked the lungs. Destroyed the breathing systemCould be caught if someone breathed on you.Had less than 3 daysBubonic Plague attacked lymph nodes and caused large swellingsTo catch you had to be bitten by a flea that had already bitten a black rat.Had less than 5 days.Septicemic Plague attacked the bloodstreamTo catch you had to be bitten by a flea that had already bitten a black rat.Kills faster than bubonic plague