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The Great Plague In London

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The Great Plague was the worst outbreak outbreak in England since the black death in 1348. The plague caused swellings in the lymph nodes, headaches, vomiting, and fevers. There was a thirty percent chance of dying within two weeks. Treatments and prevention did not work at the time. London, England lost about fifteen percent of their population, and there were 68,596 recorded deaths. The true number of deaths, however, was most likely over 100,000. Other parts of England suffered as well. The spring of 1665 was when the earliest cases of the disease occurred. The deaths began to increase in the hot summer months, and they peaked in September when 7,165 people in London died in one week. Scientist suggest rats carried fleas that caused the
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