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  • Did you know that the Black Death was originally called "The Pestilence"?
  • The Bubonic Plague started in Asia during the 1330s. The rats were transferred on to ships that were headed towards Europe.
  • This is the story of Charles, our very good friend. My name is Sriya, and this is Educated Potato.
  • The Plague was thought to be caused by pockets of bad air.
  • When did the Black Death reach Europe?
  • The Black Death arrived from Asia through flea-infested rats in the late 1340s. The ships carrying sailors and rats reached the mainland and the disease spread.
  • Ackkkk, rats!
  • The first victims of the Black Death died in 1338.
  • Workers asked for more pay from their lords, and feudalism was brought to an end. Prices dropped for merchandise while food prices rose dramatically. Inflation damaged the economy. Families locked their sick relatives indoors.
  • I wonder how the Plague affected the economy...
  • 30 shillings per corn
  • The Story of Charles By: Allison Tang and Sriya Kalyan (Period 1-2) 3/28/18
  • Half of our my families just died yesterday. We had to lock them inside their own homes and they suffered greatly.
  • The Plague caused many people living in Northern Europe to rely on livestock and pastures instead of farming and grains.
  • Uh oh, I just had lunch with them.
  • Symptoms of the plague included swelling lymph nodes, chills, abdominal pain, and fever. The plague was spread by fleas and contact with sick people which carried the germ Yersinia Pestis.
  • Oh, no! I think Charles is sick... What were the symptoms?
  • Time Warp! *Fast forward*
  • Avoiding rats, rodents, and any dead animal will prevent the plague. Applying bug spray containing DEET will ward off pests. Wear long pants as well.
  • Don't worry, the fatality rate for the Bubonic Plague is a lot lower now, unlike before. Plague has been very uncommon recently. We know the root cause now.
  • I wonder, how can you prevent the Plague?
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