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Peters, Stephanie True.
New York : Benchmark Books, 2005
IL 3-6, RL 7.8
ISBN 0761416331
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In 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!)
SUBJECTS:      Black Death.


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