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Causes Of The Bubonic Plague

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Between 1347 and 1352 nearly twenty-five million Europeans died due to the bubonic plague. The Black Death, or the bubonic plague, was a disease caused by the bacterium Yersinia Pestis. Some of the symptoms were chills, confusion, vomiting, and the most recognized symptom, the bubo. A bubo is an egg-shaped bulge that normally develops around an infected person’s inner thighs, armpits, and/or neck. The name bubonic plague came from the swelling of the bubos that were filled with dead cells and disease carrying germs. i
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People were forced to abandon family, friends, and homes. Civilians were so frightened to leave their houses, that they would shut themselves in their homes hoping that the rats or another person would not come and infect them. Funerals began to become perfunctory because there was an abundance of bodies and again people were terrified that they might catch something. Work in general also ceased to be completed. The lack of work was the cause of the shift in the feudal system. Serfs that used to only work for one lord would now normally be doing work for multiple. As a result of the change, the social classes were distinguished even more. The people that were wealthy usually didn't have to do much work and thus did not come in contact with the amount of infected people as the average towns people did. Their main concern was the rodents and the flies that would come with
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