The Black Death

By: Ivonne & Janet

A terrible catastrophe that fell upon Asia, Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East which was called the Black Death. The Black death was also known as "Bubonic Plague." This disease killed one third of the European population. This disease had no favorites it hit on rich and poor, old and young, peasant and priest. They say that this horrible disease  originated from The Gobi Desert in Mongolia.  The Black Death killed 50 million people in the 14 century. The disease known as the Black Death spread across Europe during 1346-1353.

Once someone was infected with this disease the first symptoms were high fever, aching limbs, and fatigue. in a couple of days, the lymph nodes on the neck, groin and armpits would turn black. this disease lasted for three days. On the second day of having the disease people couldn't even stand up of having high fever. They also started to vomit blood from their mouth. On the third day of having the disease they were even worse. On the fourth day they just died of so much pain and because of the swellings.   

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