Facts about the black death?
The disease was called the Black Death because one of the symptoms produced a blackening of the skin around the swellings.
The Black Death was spread by fleas that were carried by rats or other small rodents.
Nearly one third of the population died - about 200 million people in Europe.
7500 victims of the disease were dying every day.
The Black Death struck Europe in 1348, however the term "Black Death" was not used until the 16th Century, when it was coined by Danish & Swedish chroniclers. "Black" is corresponded with 'terrible' and 'dreadful,' and since the plague was terrible and dreadful (Black) and killed lots of people (Death), it came to be known as the Black Death.
The Black Death was a horrible disease in the Middle Ages that came from China from rats. The fleas on the infected rats would drink up the blood then go to a human and drink some more. The infected blood would go to the human and give it the Black Death. People who had it would vomit blood constantly and then die. They would also have swelling that would start out red and then turn…