They did die. After they were infected by the fleas that were the original carriers, they got sick. They transmitted the virus inadvertantly through the food they nibbled off of in humans' pantries. Humans would eat this food and get infected with the black plague. Towards the end of their lives, as the virus progressed, the rats would go a tad loopy and bite humans, therefore directly transferring the virus to humans. The rats then died. Other creatures would feast on the rat's corpse and be infected. The cycle continued.
misquitos bit rats and the rats transferred it to the humans giving them the black death and when they die they burn their bodies
in the famine black rats and other rats carried black death
Yes. The Black Death was caused by fleas on black rats, so if there are rats there will be plague.
the black death was carried by fleas that were on rats and the rats were on boats and they were carried over
The rats carried flees in their fur during the black death
The Black Death was caused from rats and fleas, there were many rats and fleas and so fleas bite rats and become infected, then they jump on humans biting them causing the Black Death.
the black death was made by rats
It was carried by the fleas that lived on the rats.
yes, it certainly did. In Mongol army camps rats died and spread Black Death.