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The plague began in Asia. Traveling trade routes, it infected parts of Asia, the muslim world and Europe. In 1347, a fleet of Geonese merchant ships arrived in Scily carring Bubonic pague, also known as black plague.
Black rats carried fleas were infested with a bacillus called Yersinia pestis.
Because people didnt bathe and most of them throw their garbage into the streets the disease spread quickly and person by person, the disease was killing.
The Bubonic plague took about 4 years to reach almost every corner of Europe. Approximately two-thirds to three-quartersof those who cut the disease died.
The plague returned every few years, though it never struck as severely as in the first outbreak. However, the periodic attacks further reduced the population.
Effects of the plague.
-The town populations fell. -Trade declined. Prices rose. -The serfs left the manor in search of better wages. -Nobles fiercely resisted peasant demands for higher wages, causing peasant revolts in many places. -Jews were blamed for bringing on the plague.
The economic and social effects of the plague were enormous.
If the plague struck America today.
The bubonic plague reportedly wiped out about one-third of Europes population in the 1300s. In the USA today, a one-third death toll would equal over 96 million people, or the number living in the states.