Adjust font size:
        

Site Search

The Hunger Project Bolen Report
Ohm Society
Untitled
Black Death (Black Plague) Print E-mail

Dr. Kennedy "Black Death" is the term used to describe the Medieval black plague that ravaged Europe and killed a third of its population. It was due to the plague which is caused by a bacterium (Yersinia pestis) transmitted to humans from infected rats by the oriental rat flea. In 14th-century Europe, the victims of the Black Death had bleeding below the skin (subcutaneous hemorrhage) which darkened ("blackened") their bodies. The Black Death was characterized by gangrene of the fingers, toes, and nose. DNA tests on 600-year-old teeth from victims of the Black Death have confirmed that Yersinia pestis was the cause of the Black Death.



The information in this article is not meant to be medical advice.�Treatment for a medical condition should come at the recommendation of your personal physician.

health healing information, physician medical library medical informaion, health, healing, advertising
(117 words)