Conditions and Diseases
Middle Ages
Black Death (Plagues)

How did the black death get to Europe?

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2011-01-16 17:40:04

The first recorded appearance of the plague in Europe was at

Messina, Sicily in October of 1347. It arrived with trading ships

that likely came from the Black Sea, past Constantinople and

through the Mediterranean. This was a standard trade route that

brought to Europeans goods which were carried overland to the Black

Sea from as far away as China.

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