How did the bubonic plague spread to medieval Europe?


How did the bubonic plague spread to medieval Europe?


The bacterium Yersinia pestis causes an illness that we call the plague. It actually can cause three different types of plague: bubonic plague, pneumonic plague, and septicemic plague. Yersinia pestis was the cause of the 'Black Death' that killed at least 50 million people during the medieval ages.

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The bubonic plague, was spread to medieval Europe by ships. The plague began in Asia, where it sickened many people in China, Egypt, Syria, and...

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Bubonic & Pneumonic Plague: Disease Caused by Yersinia pestis


Chapter 11 / Lesson 6

Most students learn about plague in history class due its huge impact on human history. In this, the first of two lessons on plague, we will look at the disease from a microbiological perspective, focusing on the causative agent: Yersinia pestis.

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