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The Black Plague is a type of bubonic plague that traveled throughout Europe and the Mediterranean Sea killing millions The Black Plague or Black Death is a bacterial infection that causes swelling on numerous parts of the body Also it causes odd sores in which human flesh is eaten away If you are infected with this you have 5 days to be treated before you die This is carried mainly through a type of rat flea Yersinia Pestis The rat flea is of course found on rats but has also been found on marmots prairie dogs and other types of rodents During the five years in which the black plague was at its peak it is estimated that over 25 million people were killed in Europe alone The Black plague probably originated in China From there it traveled to the Middle East and throughout southern Russia It is most likely that it then spread through trade routes along the west The trade routes lead into Italy along the black sea Merchants then probably took it Egypt to places like Alexandria Then it went towards Libya and Damascus and Upper Egypt Scientists figure that the people who actually brought the Black Death to Europe were either Genoese or Venetian sailors As the plague spread its destruction into a vaster area through Pisa it went towards Florence and then onto Bologna and Rome Later it traveled to Venice Germany Austria Genoa Barcelona Spain Marseilles Southern France Paris England However throughout all this chaos Milan Italy was virtually unaffected by the disease The lord of the city ordered that the city gates were to be closed and no outside travelers were allowed in Especially no travelers from plague areas Central Germany and a city in Poland also did a similar isolation technique that spared many
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