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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. === ===
The Bubonic Plague is the proper name for the Black Death.
Caused body to turn black in death
The black death is also known as 'The Black Plague' but the scientific name for it is the bubonic plague.
Yersinia pestis is the name of the germ that caused the black death.
The black death was called the Plague, I'm pretty sure about that :) x
The plaque.The name of the bacteria is yersinia pestis.
Black Death, Black Plague, the Plague
Bubonic plague or the black death
the black plague or black death
what is another name for black death in 1344
Because when the peasants got black bloches on their skin
The Bubonic Plague
The black death
The Black Death.
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.
Black Death is an old name for the Plague, which is still around. Antibotics are used very successfully.
The sores created by the disease turned black.