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2nd Jul '17 8:58:57 AM jamespolk
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* ''Film/BeautyAndTheBeast2017'' reveals that Belle's mother died from this when Belle was too young to remember her.

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* ''Film/IsleOfTheDead'' revolves around the people on an isolated island finding out that septicemic plague is in their midst. DwindlingParty ensues, as does paranoia, fear, and murder as the situation deteriorates.
24th Jun '17 8:08:04 PM somerandomdude
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* In the ''Series/FatherBrown'' episode "The Alchemist's Secret," Father Brown and his old friend Professor Hilary Ambrose investigate the alleged hiding of an alchemical formula to turn lead into gold, supposedly hidden in a secret chamber at Ambrose's university. There is indeed a formula hidden there, but it's actually for concentrated, weaponized version of the plague that was tested on a nearby village, wiping said village from the map.
7th Jun '17 8:09:16 AM ActualScientist
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* A large portion of ''Literature/TheDwarf'' is spent with the titular character observing the death and desperation around him as the Black Death strikes his city.
7th Jun '17 8:00:19 AM ActualScientist
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The disturbing explanation for the disease's alternate name, the black death, is that in both the septisemic and bubonic presentations, the victims are left in a horrific swollen and decaying state due to a combination of ruptured lymph nodes and frostbite-like patches of black gangrene --''before they die''. Following the Black Plague pandemic, this image was so burned into Europe's psyche that it spawned our modern visualization of TheUndead, a stark contrast to the prior depictions of liches and kin as [[LooksLikeCesare unusually pale but otherwise unremarkable]], [[LooksLikeOrlok animalistic]], or [[DemBones totally skeletal]].

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The disturbing explanation for the disease's alternate name, the black death, is that in both the septisemic and bubonic presentations, the victims are left in a horrific swollen and decaying state due to a combination of ruptured lymph nodes and frostbite-like patches of black gangrene --''before they die''. Following the Black Plague plague pandemic, this image was so burned into Europe's psyche that it spawned our modern visualization of TheUndead, a stark contrast to the prior depictions of liches and kin as [[LooksLikeCesare unusually pale but otherwise unremarkable]], [[LooksLikeOrlok animalistic]], or [[DemBones totally skeletal]].



* As has been noted elsewhere on this page, the Black Plague is an entirely treatable illness these days (its effects have been likened to "a bad case of the flu with some pneumonia and chicken pox symptoms tossed in for good measure"). Ironically, this has led to the [[BlackComedy darkly humorous]] fact that, in modern industrialized first-world countries at least, the most common source of new plague outbreaks is the vaccination itself (about 1 in 1000 recipients of the plague vaccine actually contract the disease from getting vaccinated).

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* As has been noted elsewhere on this page, the Black Plague plague is an entirely treatable illness these days (its effects have been likened to "a bad case of the flu with some pneumonia and chicken pox symptoms tossed in for good measure"). Ironically, this has led to the [[BlackComedy darkly humorous]] fact that, in modern industrialized first-world countries at least, the most common source of new plague outbreaks is the vaccination itself (about 1 in 1000 recipients of the plague vaccine actually contract the disease from getting vaccinated).
29th May '17 3:39:46 PM aurast
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* The Black Death shows up in the first season of ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'', in the episode "Witchsmeller Pursuivant".
14th May '17 10:58:20 PM GamyPen
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* In the backstory of TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}, the Chaos god of disease Nurgle had been in existence for quite some time before hand (possibly as the Babylonian god Nergal), but he truly awoke with the massive death toll caused by the plague.
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3rd Apr '17 5:57:07 AM elvesinspace
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* ''Film/BeautyAndTheBeast2017 reveals that Belle's mother died from this when Belle was too young to remember her.

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3rd Apr '17 5:56:13 AM elvesinspace
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* ''Film/BeautyAndTheBeast2017 reveals that Belle's mother died from this when Belle was too young to remember her.
9th Mar '17 4:21:34 PM jamespolk
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* ''Film/WhiteShadowsInTheSouthSeas'': Dr. Matthew Lloyd, who has become too troublesome to the EvilColonialist in charge of a south Pacific island, is set adrift on the open ocean in a boat filled with victims of the plague. Luckily for Lloyd the ship runs aground next to an island before he catches it.
18th Jan '17 6:33:25 AM Eilevgmyhren
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** Norwegian examples include ''Literature/TheBridegroom'', telling the tragic story of a girl who falls in love with a fiddler who dies in the plague, and the story of ''Literature/GuroHeddeli'', telling the tragic story of another girl who falls victim to the plague. Later, a children´s book was written on the subject: ''Literature/AShipArrivedInBjorgvinIn1349'' telling more accurately on the subject.
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