What were some common diseases in medieval Europe?


What were some common diseases in medieval Europe?

Disastrous Darkness:

Medieval times, which spanned from around the 5th to the 15th centuries, were commonly known as the Middle Ages. The Roman Empire had fallen, and groups battled for supremacy. This time, however, was also known as the Dark Ages, in part, because of the devastation people faced.

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Common diseases and ailments during the Middle Ages in Europe included diseases like scurvy, leprosy, dysentery and cholera, influenza, and the black...

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