Conditions and Diseases
Black Death (Plagues)
Was the black death a virus?
How did people catch the Black Death back in the Middle agas?
What is the difference between the Black Death and Ebola?
Is the black plague considered a virus or bateria?
Asked in Black Death (Plagues), Fleas
What virus or bacteria or protist was on fleas to spread the black plague?
What did doctor think the black death was?
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?
Asked in Middle Ages, Black Death (Plagues)
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?
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.