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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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===See Also===
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[[Pennsic Plague]]
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Latest revision as of 05:28, 15 July 2008

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.

See Also

Pennsic Plague