Black Death Pneumonic Plague Research

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The Black Death was a horrific epidemic that came originate from Asia to Europe in the fourteenth century. Lasting four years (1347–1351) killed anywhere from 30–60%, of Europeans that was one-third, of the populace (Welford & Bossak, 2009). Traditionally, people thought it may have been a mixture of the bubonic, septicemic and pneumonic plague called Black Death (Martin, 2014). The disease carried by fleas sucking on the poisonous blood of rodents. The disease was airborne; transmitted to humans by direct contact with infected tissue.
The plague was contagious and symptoms included chills, high fever, yellowing of the skin, dark spots, and mental disorientation, etc. No antibiotics were available to treat or cure the plague. People used methods

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