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In general, a '''plague''' refers to a wide-spread epidemic of an infectious [[disease]]. It often refers more specifically to the ''bubonic plague'', a disease spread by rats. This illness was the cause of the infamous [[Black Death]] that killed one third the population of [[Europe]] in the [[14th century]].
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In general, a '''plague''' refers to a wide-spread epidemic of an infectious [[disease]]. It often refers more specifically to the ''bubonic plague'', a disease spread by rats. This illness is thought to be the cause of the infamous [[Black Death]] that killed one third the population of [[Europe]] in the [[14th century]].
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Revision as of 22:12, 7 November 2006

In general, a plague refers to a wide-spread epidemic of an infectious disease. It often refers more specifically to the bubonic plague, a disease spread by rats. This illness is thought to be the cause of the infamous Black Death that killed one third the population of Europe in the 14th century.