answersLogoWhite

0


Best Answer

The Black Death was almost certainly caused by microbes of the species Yersinia pestis. This microbe was carried by oriental rat fleas that live on black rats, so all three species had to be around in large numbers. When rats died of the plague, the fleas looked for new hosts, and though they preferred other rats, they were often unable to find them and bit human beings or other animals, which then got sick and often died.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2011-09-22 19:09:47
This answer is:
User Avatar
Study guides

Where did the Jews immigrate from during World War 2

Reducing your risk of chronic disease is what type of health benefit

What are ways to fix obesity

A sentence that uses dentist in it

โžก๏ธ
See all cards
4.26
โ˜†โ˜…โ˜†โ˜…โ˜†โ˜…โ˜†โ˜…โ˜†โ˜…
74 Reviews

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: What does the black death have to do with microbes?
Write your answer...
Submit
Still have questions?
magnify glass
imp
People also asked