Plague Outbreak: The Plague of Justinian

The Plague of Justinian was documented to have originated in Egypt, during the early years of the 6th Century and arrived in the Eastern Roman Capital of Constantinople (Modern day Istanbul, Turkey) in 542 CE. The Plague was to have killed as many as 10,000 people a day. Spreading into Western Europe over the next 15 years, wiping out many towns and villages. There may have been many of these types of plagues dating back to 3000 BCE in Babylon. There are 3 types that are spread by fleas in the fur of the black rats (Rattus Rattus), they are Bubonic, Pneumonic and Septicaemia.

Date:
      542 CE
Location:
      Egypt and Constantinople


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