The Black Plague – 10 Surprising Benefits of ‘the Black Plague’ – Great Plague’ ‘Black Death’, Bubonic Plague, or simply the Plague
Let’s face it you would have been very lucky to survive the ‘Black Plague that swept through the villages, towns, and cities of medieval Europe.
The Plague was actually 3 bacteria strains that combined together to cause a devastating illness that virtually nobody who caught it survived – the worst of these 3 strains was the ‘Bubonic Plague.
Dirty, cramped, and unhygienic living conditions throughout medieval Europe created a perfect breeding ground for rats and the ‘Black Death’ or ‘Bubonic Plague’ was spread easily by these cramped and squalid conditions.
It was transmitted from fleas living on dead rats that jumped onto their human host and then bite them, transmitting the bacteria.
Pretty gross I know and then the disease was quickly passed from human to human!
Hard to believe but the Black Plague actually had many benefits for those medieval people who survived the epidemic
The devastating period of the ‘black death’ finally came to an end when it is believed a very cold snap killed off the Bacteria strains that were causing the epidemic.