The Black Death was an epidemic of bubonic plague, a disease caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis that passed among wild rodents where they live in immense numbers and density. This area where these wild rodents passed the sickness among themselves is called a ‘plague focus’ or a ‘plague reservoir’. Plague among humans arises when rodents in human habitation, normally black rats, become infected. The black rat, which is also “the house rat” and the “ship rat”, likes to live close to people, this is what makes black rats very dangerous dangerous (in contrast, the brown or grey rat prefers to keep its distance in sewers and cellars). Usually, it takes ten to fourteen days before plague has killed off most of a contaminated rat colony, making it difficult for big numbers of fleas gathered on the rem...
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...ere many incidences of healthy Italian travelers and traders being exiled from villages or even killed out of fear of the plague spreading outside Italy. These measures proved inconsequential, and the plague spread farther and farther north. Wherever trade routes existed, normally the Black Death would follow, roaring out from Italy. The Plague reached France shortly after Italy. Marseilles felt the effects in January of 1348 and Paris was infected in summer of the same year. England felt the effects in September of 1348. 1348 Europe suffered the most. By the end of 1348, Germany, France, England, Italy all felt the plague. Norway was infected in 1349, and Eastern European countries began to fall victim during the early 1350s. Russia felt the effects later in 1351. By the end of this circular path around Europe, one third of all people in the infected areas had died.
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