Bubonic plague infection causes tiny blood vessels in the hands and fingers to clog up and cut off circulation. Without blood, the flesh dies and turns black (called "gangrene"). This is why in the Middle Ages bubonic plague was called "the Black Death." In the 14th century it killed an estimated 25 million people, or 30–60% of the European population.

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Bubonic plague infection causes tiny blood vessels in the hands and fingers to clog up and cut off circulation. Without blood, the flesh dies and turns black (called "gangrene"). This is why in the Middle Ages bubonic plague was called "the Black Death." In the 14th century it killed an estimated 25 million people, or 30–60% of the European population.

10 things you (probably) didn’t know about the Black Death - It is one of the worst catastrophes in recorded history – a deadly plague that ravaged communities across Europe, changing forever their social and economic fabric. But how much do you know about the Black Death? | History Extra

10 things you (probably) didn’t know about the Black Death - It is one of the worst catastrophes in recorded history – a deadly plague that ravaged communities across Europe, changing forever their social and economic fabric. But how much do you know about the Black Death? | History Extra

10% of Europeans are immune to HIV - WTF fun fact | Follow @gwylio0148 or visit http://gwyl.io/ for more diy/kids/pets videos

10% of Europeans are immune to HIV - WTF fun fact | Follow @gwylio0148 or visit http://gwyl.io/ for more diy/kids/pets videos

Indigo may have thought he was just a man in an unpainted Venetian nose mask this Halloween.  But in fact, he was following in the footsteps of Medieval Europe’s finest Plague Doctors. Behold…

The Plague Doctor’s Garb

Indigo may have thought he was just a man in an unpainted Venetian nose mask this Halloween. But in fact, he was following in the footsteps of Medieval Europe’s finest Plague Doctors. Behold…

Bubonic plague map 2 - De Nederlanden in de Middeleeuwen - Wikipedia

Bubonic plague map 2 - De Nederlanden in de Middeleeuwen - Wikipedia

09/30/2015 - Amber encases a flea infected 20 million years ago with bubonic plague-type bacteria.  Prior ZT (20! yrs ago) on this: http://www.zetatalk.com/science/s12.htm  - right again.

09/30/2015 - Amber encases a flea infected 20 million years ago with bubonic plague-type bacteria. Prior ZT (20! yrs ago) on this: http://www.zetatalk.com/science/s12.htm - right again.

“Bring Out Your Dead!” – A Brief History of The Bubonic Plague and London | Londontopia

“Bring Out Your Dead!” – A Brief History of The Bubonic Plague and London | Londontopia

During WWII, Japan bombed China with fleas infected with bubonic plague.

During WWII, Japan bombed China with fleas infected with bubonic plague.

‘Ring Around a Rosie’ A Brief History of the Bubonic Plague #history #medicine #health

‘Ring Around a Rosie’ A Brief History of the Bubonic Plague #history #medicine #health

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