Conditions and Diseases
Black Death (Plagues)
Could children catch the black death?
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How did the Black Death effect children in Europe?
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Who was the first ever person to catch the black death?
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Who was w affected by the black death children or parents?
How did people catch the Black Death back in the Middle agas?
How did some people try not to catch the black death?
Could children get the black death?
Yes, children were just as susceptible or possibly even more susceptible to the Black Death than the adult population. The Black Death, now known to be caused by Yersinia pestis, a bacteria carried by rat fleas, was devastating to Europe as it had not previously been found in Europe. It was likely brought to Europe on trading ships from the Middle East or Africa.
What would happen to you if you catch the illness of black death?
How could you get better if you had the black death in the medieval?
What are people saying or doing to get away from the black death?
If you had the black death and you touched someone could they get it?
There were three strains of the Black Death. The bubonic strain, that infected ones skin and pores. It would cause large boils. This was the most common strain. As far as I know, you cannot catch it from contact. You could however, catch it from an infected flea that came from their person. There was also the septic strain, that infected the blood, and could be passed via transfer of fluids. And lastly, the pneumonic strain, that infected the lungs. This was contagious.