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There are three types of plague, Pneumonic, Bubonic, and Septicemic People infected by fleas get the bubonic form of the plague. However, if the bacteria reaches the lungs, it becomes pneumonic plague spreading via person to person by coughing Quite a lot of scientists now think that the plague was in fact airborne and not spread by rats, but by infected ...


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Poland wasn't actually "spared", it was merely less affected than the rest of Europe. That graphic is incorrect (or rather, incomplete), since a substantial number of both Poland and Milan's population did in fact die of the plague. Their death rates were only "low" in comparison to the rest of Europe - if it happened today, it would be horrifying to us. ...


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No rats. Endemic plague only persists in areas infested with rats, which occurred in urbanized areas of Europe, because people were throwing garbage into the streets. In well-kept countrysides there was no plague, because there was not enough rats. Poland was an agricultural country centered around manors, not large cities, hence no rats. Note that to be ...



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