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BC: Greg Jaindl Greg is in 7th grade in Eyer middle school. He likes to play basketball in his free time. He has a mom, dad, brother, and a dog. | Nolan Marcks Nolan Marcks is in 7th grade. He plays basketball and football for the school team. He goes to Eyer Middle School. He has two dogs and two sisters. He also has a mom and dad. | Author's Page

FC: The Black Plague | By: Nolan Marks, Greg Jaindl | "They died by hundreds day and night. I, Angolo di Tura, called the fat, buried my five children with my own hands." -Angolo di Tura

1: The black plaque began at Messina in October 1347. Ships from Messina came to Sicily for trade, and it was said that the crew members looked sick. The plaque than began in Sicily a few days after.It quickly spread throughout the country.

2: The plague spread very quickly though Europe, because of the unsanitary conditions. The rats and fleas ate the rotten food with the bacteria in it. Then the rats and fleas began to bite people.

3: It went from Sicily to Italy, Spain england, and France in 1348. Between 45% and 75% of the people of Florence Italy died in a single year. It went to Austria, Holland, Hungary, Switzerland, and Germany in 1349. By 1350 it had reached Scandinavia, and Baltic countries.

4: There were many symptoms of the black plague. There were fevers, headaches, dizziness, coughs, vomited, gland boils showed up on armpits and neck. They could be the size of a walnut or a hen egg. Eventually people could not stand.

5: Doctors used " magical spells ", but none of them worked. Without proper medicine most people died within 3 days. The nose of the doctors costume was supposed to act as a filter, being filled with materials stuffed with perfume and disinfectants. The goggles were supposed to protect the eyes from the miasmas.

6: There are three different types of the black plague. The most common is the Bubanic plague. Symptoms of the plague are dark purple spots on the skin, and it chills causes high fevers and the victim goes crazy. The plague was named this because people's fingers tips changed black. Another one is the Pneumonic plague. The symptoms occur 2-3 days after being bit. A cough develops, and eventually you start coughing blood.

7: Another type of the black plague is the Senticaemic plague. Rash only comes hours after being bit. Victims dies within a day before the dark spots occur.

8: January 13, 1348 Dear journal, My family is diagnosed with the black plague. I cant sleep or eat. I am so sad that it feels like the world is coming to an end. Their skin is purple, they are vomiting, and dieing in the streets. Priest are starting to burn the bodies instead of putting them in graves. I, myself seem to not be feeling well. Life might be coming to the end. For this may be my last journal entry. January 14, 1348 Dear journal, I have woke up this morning vomiting, and my skin has small bumps with a light purple. My brother died last night, and I have a feeling that may happen to me tonight...... Sincerely, Phillip Michel

9: Bibliography | Loftus, Malissa, Alex Sheman, Ashley Quan, and Mieko Griffen. "The Black Death." Insecta Inspecta World. Dorset Press, New York, 1991. Web. 14 Apr. 2011. . Mark, Geoefrey. The Midieval Plague. Doubleday and, 1971. Print. McGowen, Tom. The Black Death. Frankin Watts, 1995. Print. Pirotta, Saviour. Health and Medicine. Frankin Watts, 2005. Print.

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