What? The Black Death or Bubonic Plague lasted for most of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries! Hundreds of thousands of important things happened over that very long period in our history. The capital City of England burned to the ground 1666 and had to be completely rebuilt - a task overseen by Christopher Wren, whose magnificent cathedral centred the whole new layout. Wikipedia has enough material to give you all you want to know on en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Plague_doctor. Your local library will fill in two centuries worth of data regarding America's response to the Plague. Fascinating things like the Declaration of Independence occurred, so you have LIBRARIES-full of stuff to research for yourself....
The Black Death was generally an overwhelming pandemic in human history. It was terrible plague that was believed to have started in Europe. It was very terrifying since victims of the disease were dying every day. Those who suffered room it had very high fevers, vomiting and bleeding in the lungs among other symptoms.
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They found out later that it was transmitted by fleas carried around on rats. Due to poor sanitation practices (especially how trash wasn't even picked up and there were no toilets back then). People would throw garbage out the window into alleys, hence rats became a deadly force and spread disease.