How Did Black Death Cause The Bubonic Plague

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In 1347, rats on ships brought fleas infected with the bacillus that caused the Bubonic Plague, or Black Death. Within four years, between 1347 and 1351, the Death had spread across much of Europe. Between 25 and 50 percent of the population of Europe died of the disease. The Plague led to fanatical religious practices such as flagellation, when people whipped themselves to atone for the sins they believed had caused the disease. Wealthy and powerful people fled to country. People began to live for the moment and threw themselves into sexual and alcoholic orgies. Conditions for the wealthy declined while life for peasants improved. Jews were accused of causing the plague by poisoning town wells. It also led to economic problems, and economic

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