Tuesday, May 17, 2011
The Black Death Spreads
The disease was spread by rats that scavenged on cargo ships and in warehouses. The rats had fleas which sucked their blood and humans could get the fleas on them and that’s how the disease could have been spread. Living conditions were not the best and unclean food and contaminated water could easily cause the disease to spread. Many people had left the cities they lived in and went to live somewhere away from all the people with plague. People were told not to bathe so that way their pores would clog and hopefully prevent the disease from getting into their body. Knowing this the smells in the city were not very pleasant. The people who had plague did not smell good at all! Not to mention all of the dead bodies of those who had died from plague. Whenever some people went out on the streets they would carry flowers up to their nose to avoid the terrible smell of the people with plague.