Why Is It Called the Black Death?


The disease was called black death because the symptoms produced a blackening of the skin around the swellings.
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The Black Death was called the Black Death because one of its symptoms was blackening of the skin around the lymph nodes. 7500 people were dying from it everyday from 1328-1350. The disease was spread by fleas found on rats that lived on trade ships.
The Black Death was referred to as such due to a symptom of the disease in which a blackening of the skin developed around swellings. This plague lasted from 1328 until 1351, though sporadic outbreaks continued for the next 60 years.
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