Black Plague Essay
This failed to contain the disease since the rats jumped ship.
Some people did notice that when the plague arrived, dying rats left their hiding places to die.
The toll was at least as dreadful in the Old World. North Africa was ravaged, and the Islamic world lost one-third to one-half of its people.
The concept of contagion itself did not even exist at this time. Certain professions suffered higher mortality, especially those whose duties brought them into contact with the sick – doctors and clergy.
In Montpellier, only seven of 140 Dominican friars survived.
 The plague has and has three well-known forms, bubonic, pneumonic, and septicemic. The term “Black Death” was first used two centuries after the second plague pandemic began.
Until then, Europeans referred to it as “The Great Dying”.