The Black Death: The Plague In Medieval Europe

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The Black Death was the most notorious disease you can get in Medieval Europe. It first started occurring in 1328 and lasted until 1351. The plague was spread by fleas living on rodents. It is a very small chance you can survive the plague and it killed one third of the population in Europe. It killed an estimate of 25 million people. The terrible illness was mostly found in cities. The symptoms include, painful swelling (buboes), high fever, delirium, nosebleeds, vomiting, muscular pains, bleeding in the lungs and mental disorientation. It started with a headache. Then chills and fever, which left him exhausted and prostrate. The victim experienced nausea, vomiting, back pain, soreness in his arms and legs. Perhaps bright light was too bright
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