The Black Death: Bubonic Plague

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The Black Death also referred to as Bubonic plague, appears to have first occurred in the Central
Asia in the early 1300s. The plague was disease that affects human and other mammals. It was caused by the bacteria, Yersinia Pestis. The plague is infamous for killing millions of people in
Europe during the Middle Ages. The bacteria that causes plague, Yersinia Pestis, maintain their existence in a cycle involving rodents and their fleas.
The plague bacteria can be transmitted to humans by flea bites of an infected area, contact with contaminated fluid or tissue and through infectious droplets. The spread of the
Black Death was across the great trade routes to Constantinople and then to Europe where it is claimed that an estimated sixty percent
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It's better to paraphrase than to pull such long quotes for a two page paper. Ideally, you want to use your own words to make an argument and not rely on the quotes from the readings
Sarah Watson:
So this sentence appears to be pulled directly from the CDC website on the plague - you can't do that!! Even if you list the citation (which is a citation you don't include in your works cited page), it is still considered plagiarism - you aren't putting the comment in quotes so instead the reader is left to believe that you wrote the sentence, but you didn't. Please be careful about directly pulling work from a website

innovations were not as effective in clearing new fields for harvests. Since the new
Technological innovations were not as effective in clearing new fields for harvest, food shortages and rapidly increasing prices became a fact in life for such a long period of time before the plague. The Black Death played a significant reduction of about 10 percent of Europe’s population. It is also again believed that the disease may have travelled to China along the silk
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For instance, Philosophers such as Boccaccio wrote so many accounts of the deadly plague.
The deadly plague religiously was impacted significantly. In the absence of any effective remedies, people looked for scapegoats. Many blamed the Jews whose religion dictated a bit cleaner lifestyle, which in turn meant less incidence of rats, fleas, and plague. In some peoples' minds, however, the Jews had poisoned the wells or made a pact with the devil to cause the Black Death. The Black Death also created problems for the nobles and clergy in two main ways. First, the huge population loss in the cities' caused a virtual collapse of the urban grain markets, a major source of income for noble and church landlords with surplus grain to sell. This especially hurt the nobles and clergy, whose incomes were still based on land and who relied on selling surplus grain in the towns for badly needed cash.
The Black Death was so deadly that it resulted in reducing the world's population from an estimated
450 million to between 350 and 375 million in 1400. It took over 150 years to recover. The plague returned at various times, killing more people, until it left Europe in the 19th

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