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* I think it was because of the black boils that appear on your body. It could have been a mistranslation of the Latin expression atra mors because "arta" may mean both terrible and black.

* It was the black rats that spread the disease.

* Neither of the above answers is correct. Since the Bubonic Plague ("Black Death") occurred in the Middle Ages (or DARK Ages) the name derived from the time period. Which probobly means that the name was created later, after the pandemic had ended.

* The term "Black Death" for the Bubonic Plague was introduced for the first time in 1833. It has been popularly thought that the name came from the late-stage sign of the disease, in which the victim's skin would blacken due to sub-epidermal hemorrhages, and the extremities would turn dark with gangrene. However, the term is actually thought to have more likely referred to "black" in the sense of hopelessness and sorrow. === ===

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Q: How did the Black Death get its name?
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What is the proper name for the black death?

The Bubonic Plague is the proper name for the Black Death.


Why did europeans name the disease the black death?

Caused body to turn black in death


What was another name for the black death?

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What is another name for Black Death?

The black death is also known as 'The Black Plague' but the scientific name for it is the bubonic plague.


What is the germ called that started the black death?

Yersinia pestis is the name of the germ that caused the black death.


What is the original name for black death?

The black death was called the Plague, I'm pretty sure about that :) x


What is the real name for the black death?

The plaque.The name of the bacteria is yersinia pestis.


What is the name for bubonic plague?

Black Death, Black Plague, the Plague


What is the official name of the black plauge?

Bubonic plague or the black death


What other name was given to the Plague?

the black plague or black death


What is another name for the black death?

the Plague


In 1344 what broke out in China and India also known as the black Death?

what is another name for black death in 1344


When did the Black Death get its name?

Because when the peasants got black bloches on their skin


What is the scientific name for Black Death?

bubonic plague


What is the scientific name for the black death?

Yersinia pestis


A name for a plague in the black death?

Bubonic Plague


What is the pathogen name for the black death?

Yersinia pestis.


What was the real name for the black death?

The Bubonic Plague


What Was another name for bubonic plague?

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What is the name of the disease that was spread by fleas?

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What was the name of the plague in the middle age?

The Black Death.


How did the black plauge get its name?

The Black Plague (also called the Black Death) got its name because of the black spots the disease produced on the skin of its victims.


What is the cure today if you get the black death?

Black Death is an old name for the Plague, which is still around. Antibotics are used very successfully.


Was there a specific reason for the name of the black death?

The sores created by the disease turned black.