23 September 2016
It may be inconceivable for some to think that a children’s rhyme such as Ring Around the Rosie would actually be about a disease that killed over a third of Europe’s population in the 1300s. The Black Death occurred in Europe during 1347-1351, and has affected the way that scientists and researchers look at diseases today. The Black Death-also known as the plague or Black Plague- came to Europe in the form of fleas that traveled on rats, and then killed millions of Europeans. The Black Death had a great effect on the population of Europe from the time it started infecting people, to the height of the plague, and even after it ended.
The Black Death began in Asia and the Far …show more content…
The existence of the plague as a whole still continues to boggle the minds of researchers everywhere. It still exists today, even if we can not see it. The mutations live on in the survivor’s posterity, in minor plagues throughout the world, the feudalism free Europe, and in the medical developments discovered while finding a cure. The Black Plague killed around 350 million Europeans, but the loss of people is not the only way it affected the population. From the beginning when it first arrived in the ports of Sicily, to the height where the disease spread to the corners of Europe, to the cease of the plague were researchers are still continuing to piece the beginning of the plague to the …show more content…
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