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Black Death (Plagues)

Was the black death a virus?

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When did the plague virus hit?

Black Death was caused by Yersinia pestis bacterium. Black Death was not caused by virus.

What was the worst virus and how was it made?

it was black death

Is the black death caused by virus or bacteria?

The black death is believed to have been caused by yersinia pestis, a bacterium.

What are the similarities between the Black Death and the H1N1 virus?


How did people catch the Black Death back in the Middle agas?

People caught Black Death by the fleas transferring the virus to humans.

What is the difference between the Black Death and Ebola?

The Black Death is caused by a bacteria and can be treated with antibiotics. Ebola is a virus and there is no known treatment of vaccine.

Is the black plague considered a virus or bateria?

The black death, or bubonic plague, was caused by a bacteria, thought to be Yersinia pestis.

What was the actual cause of the black death?

It was Caused By the fleas that lived on Black rats. The Fleas carried the virus on the rats which infected everyone

What virus or bacteria or protist was on fleas to spread the black plague?

Black Death was caused by fleas. They carried Yersinia pestis bacterium.

What did doctor think the black death was?

Doctors thought the black death was a plague, the virus, unsure. But the virus started as a lump about the size of a baseball on the arm or leg. Then the lumps would spread, and turn an Erie yellow color. Death would all ways arrive in the next five days max.

What was the cause of Black Death in Europe?

The black death in Europe was caused by a virus which was carried by fleas. The fleas resided on the backs of black rats. The rats would help move the fleas, thus helping to move the virus. The fleas would bite people, which resulted in the people becoming infected. (Today you can get medication from doctor for a flea's bite from a black rat.)

What happened to villages and farmers during The Black Death?

many farmers couldn't sell their crops because they may have traces of the black death virus and they would have had the olden day equivalent of being sued

Why did the black death really happen?

The black death occurred because of a virus that was found in rats that were bitten by fleas which transferred the virus to humans. In the time of the black death it was normal to only wash twice a year at the most and so the fleas could easily breed and live on humans without being washed away. nowadays the black death is only found in science labs and it can be cured with various drugs. In the middle ages the black death was able to spread accross the world through ports, as most boats had rats living on them coupled with unwashed sailors sailing accross the world and bringing disease with them.

Was the Black Death the worst plague ever?

The influenza (spanish flu) virus killed a simliar amount of people after World War I, but far fewer as a proportion of the population. The Black Death was the worst biological plague in the history of mankind.

Some supposed causes of the black death?

Fleas from rats got onto the people in 1348 and they caught a virus type thing.

Will the black plague come back?

In terms of the strain of virus itself no, it will not. However a disease as deadly as it may come back and kill even more people than the Black Death.

Names of bacteria or a virus?

The bacteria that is believed to be the main cause of Black Death (bubonic plague, pneumonic plague and septicemic) is yersinia pestis.

What do black death and Swine Flu have in common?

Not very much. The Black death is caused by a bacteria and the swine flu by a virus. The Black death caused 15 million deaths world wide but people never heard about bacteria before and had no means to stop it (an antibiotic). The flu also causes deaths today but we do have a vaccine and it can be prevented. The Black Death infected the lymph system. The flu causes a severe upper respiratory infection.

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What kind of rat spread the black death disease?

black death was spread by black rats. They were hosts of black death.

What does meaning of avian virus?

Avian virus is a virus strain found in birds. This virus causes flu and it was reported that human death occurred due to this virus strain.

Was black death also known as cholera?

No, Black Death and cholera are different. Black Death is Plague.

Which empire do historians believed help spread the Black Death?

many believe that Mongols did. Rats and fleas carried the virus that devistated a third of Europe.

How can a virus affect the person?

Any virus can usually cause a severe disease or death.

What had a high death toll the spanish flu or the black death?

the black death