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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During the Bubonic Plague, doctors wore these bird-like masks to avoid becoming sick. They would fill the beaks with spices and rose petals, so they wouldn’t have to smell the rotting bodies. A theory.

*Fact checked: Poveglia is the name of this real island! It is a small island located between Venice and Lido in the Venetian Lagoon, northern Italy. Used to rehome plague victims (Bubonic plague) in the mid 14th and early 17th centuries. There was also a psychiatric hospital (of the worst kind) in the early 1920s. This place was investigated by the popular paranormal show Ghost Adventures.

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"Poveglia is a small island...between Venice and Lido in Venice Lagoon, Italy. Reportedly, the island is uninhabited and closed to the public...In 1576, Italy hit by bubonic plague, or called ‘black plague’. Because the disease is deadly and has no cure, thousands of dead bodies start piling up...People began to panic, so they took all the bodies to the Poveglia Island and burn them. They also dig holes in the Island for the bodies" ~ how grim is the skull of the skeleton on the bottom…

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During the Bubonic Plague, doctors wore these bird-like masks to avoid becoming sick. They would fill the beaks with spices and rose petals, so they wouldn’t have to smell the rotting bodies.    A theory during the Bubonic Plague was that the plague was caused by evil spirits. To scare the spirits away, the masks were intentionally designed to be creepy.

During the Bubonic Plague, doctors wore these bird-like masks to avoid becoming sick. They would fill the beaks with spices and rose petals, so they wouldn’t have to smell the rotting bodies. A theory during the Bubonic Plague was that the plague was caused by evil spirits. To scare the spirits away, the masks were intentionally designed to be creepy.

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The bubonic plague was spread by the flees that were on the rats. An average home had about 8 rats and 9 rats if they had any animals in their house.

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With ebola spreading across West Africa, the parallels between the modern affliction and the plague of the Middle Ages is unavoidable. Now cured by simple antibiotics, the plague at one time ravaged most of the classical world

A map of the progress of the bubonic plague in Europe during the 14th Century AD, by Sean Twiddy

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