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Updated: 6/15/2021
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  • Kaffa was controlled by Italian Merchants but were under attack by Muslim Turks
  • Attaching forces of Tatars were infected by the plague
  • Tatars ordered for their dead men to be thrown from catapults into Kaffa hoping the intolerable stench would kill everything inside
  • The disease spread rapidly across tropes and killing all but few
  • The Italian merchants came in contact with merchants in Constantinople who carried the plague further east
  • Italians fled on their boats and didn't know they were carrying the diseases which then led them to infect those who they came in contact with
  • The Italian merchants introduced the disease to their homeland Italy via their own infection and the rats
  • When the boats arrived at the ports in Italy everyone waited to greet them
  • The rats that were on their boat jumped land to Italy