Because of lack of records back then no one is exactly sure how many people were killed by the bubonic plague but it is estimated to have reduced the worlds population from 450,000,ooo to about 350,000,000 or 375,000,000 people
most common symptom of the Black Death was swollen lymph nodes in the neck, armpit, or groin which oozed and bled.
Along with Jews begin blamed for the Plague gypsies, friars, and lepers were also blamed Jewish people seemed to get the worst of it, around 60 large Jewish cities were destroyed and 150 smaller ones also.
Because of the growing demand for workers people demanded more money for their services and most people could not pay this so riots and fights broke out in the cities causing more chaos.
The 14th century plague was by far the worst of all, other areas encountered the plague but never lost as many people as in the 14th century.
The greatest amount of losses were in Europe but other countries such as the Middle East and northern Africa were greatly affected by the plague.
To show how quickly the plague took over ones body and how quickly they died after becoming infected someone once said the infected "ate lunch with their friends and dinner with their ancestors in Paradise."
Movement of the Bubonic Plague
The word plague means stroke and is in reference to the speed in which the plague brings down its victims. This was a real problem in medieval Europe, once someone was infected with the plague it seemed as if in no time they were dead. That also goes for how soon a person could become infected as well.
The plague was said to have started in Central Asia, from there it traveled along the silk road trade route spreading to Crimea in 1343. From Crimea it was carried mostly by Oriental rate fleas which were commonly carried by black rats that were often on merchant ships causing the plague to spread through the mediterranean and Europe
The Bubonic plague had caused a series of religious, social, and economic problems. Some people believed that God sent the plague to punish people for their sins, others blamed the Jews. People would not come into contact with the sick and if they did it was very rare because the plague was so contagious. Once one family member caught it they would practically leave them in the streets to die. The population was so quickly declining the demand for labor grew which resulted in the people being able to be paid more