THE BLACK DEATH
New York : Benchmark Books,
IL 3-6, RL 7.8
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the years from 1347 to 1351, one out of every three people in Europe died
from the Black Death. AT the time, no one knew what caused the plague and
it would take more than five and a half centuries for the cause to be identified.
The disease was carried by fleas and often the rats were the perfect carries
for the fleas. Once a person became infected, they would show signs
soon after. First fever, chills, nausea, and delirium set in.
Then pus-filled swellings formed in the neck, groin and armpits.
Dark spots appeared on the skin and a foul stench came from the body.
Sounds great, doesn't it? To learn more, be sure to pick up this
book (but don't read it during dinner!)
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