Where did the plague come from before it reached Europe?
The Bubonic Plague originated in Asia when the Mongols were invading othere territories, they took the plague with them to Europe
== == Yes and no. It took decades, close to a century, for the plague to move across Asia and Europe but when it reached a given region or town then many people would come down with it very quickly because it is highly contagious and they didn't know how it was spread. This sort of progression, and sudden overwhelming, has come to be known as a 'tipping point'
The "Black Plague" in Europe was bubonic plague. Bubonic plague is present in North America, but has never caused a major disease outbreak. Campgrounds in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California are occasionally closed because of plague, which is carried by rats and fleas. The biggest disease outbreaks in North America were smallpox and influenza.
It came on rats aboard ships that sailed to Europe. It originated in Asia and first spread through Europe in the 14th century. It reached London in 1666, just after Italy and Vienna had been struck with it. The great fire of London, also in 1666 did help in a clean up of the plague. However, people in 1666 thought much differently. Many people believed the Black Plague came from God, to smite the unbelievers…