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The Black Death 0
By JB MALZAC

  1. 01/01/1333

    Black Death appears in Central Asia

    "An epidemic hit the northeastern Chinese province of Hopei. The initial signs are from of respiratory illnesses; headache, weakness and spitting or vomiting of blood. The course of the disease is rapid; and you would die in a few days."

  2. 01/06/1333

    Trading route compromised

    "There are rumors of a disease in the East, and trading routes start to close."

  3. 01/10/1347

    The plague arrives in Europe

    "12 ships from the Black Sea docked at the Sicilian port of Messina. People gathered on the docks were met with a horrifying surprise: Most sailors aboard the ships were dead, and those still alive were gravely ill and covered in black boils that oozed blood and pus."

  4. 01/01/1348

    Progress

    "The Genoese traders fled, taking the plague by ship into Sicily, then the Italian mainland, whence it spread north. Black Death killed 50 million people in the 14th century, or 60% of Europe’s entire population."

  5. 01/01/1350

    Flagellants

    "Flagellants are practitioners of an extreme form of mortification of their own flesh by whipping it with various instruments. Most notably, Flagellantism was a 14th-century movement, consisting of radicals in the Catholic Church."

  6. 01/06/1350

    The end of the plague?

    "The most popular theory of how the plague ended is through the implementation of quarantines. Plague can still be found on all continents, except Oceania. There is a risk of human plague wherever the bacteria, an animal carrier and human population co-exist."

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