How Did The Plague Spread?

The plague was a devastating infectious disease which killed between a third and two thirds of the population of Europe in the 14th century.  It was caused by the Yersinia pestis bacterium which was spread by fleas on the backs of black rats.  An infected flea develops a blocked digestive system. This is a result of the infections.  This causes it to regurgitate it's next meal while feeding passing on the infection.  It regurgitates whilst sucking blood. This means it injects the infected liquid into it's unfortunate recipient.

How Did The Plague Spread?

People infected by the plague in the fourteenth century had no idea how the disease was actually spread. They believed it to be an infliction for those who had upset god through their actions.  People would whip themselves to stop themselves getting the disease as well as to repent to rid themselves.  Doctors would wear head to toe coverings; gloves, boots and hoods with herbs and lavender in nose-bags to purify the air. The long nose portion made them look like ducks, hence the term 'quack' for a phoney doctor.  Unwittingly they managed to protect themselves from the disease. They created a barrier against fleas biting them.

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