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BUBONIC PLAGUE: the Black Death

BUBONIC PLAGUE: the Black Death

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  1. BUBONIC PLAGUE: the Black Death • Margaux Escutin • Nwakaego Ogunnaya

  2. PURPOSE OF THE PROJECT • To see how rats and fleas are a factor in the spread of the Black Plague

  3. SCIENTIFIC BACKGROUND • Bubonic Plague • Effects lymph nodes • Headache, fever, chills • Fatality rate is very high • Epidemic in 1347 • Still around today

  4. COMPUTATIONAL APPROACH • Assumptions • Humans are infected by flea bites only • Fleas and rats don’t recover from the Black Plague • Infected rats can still have litters • Fleas only get infected by biting rats • Humans become susceptible after recovered

  5. HUMAN SECTION

  6. RAT SECTION

  7. FLEA SECTION

  8. RESULTS • Various factors affect human infection • Rat population • Flea population

  9. POPULATION COMPARISON

  10. CHANGE IN INFECTEDS

  11. REFERENCES • Gotwals, Robert R. “Black Death Case Study.” 1999.