The Deadly Plague That Decimated Europe Still Exists Waiting To Strike Again

The Deadly Plague That Decimated Europe Still Exists Waiting To Strike Again

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In the 14th century, Europe was struck by a deadly plague. The contagious disease was so dangerous that it wiped out 60% of  Europe’s population. The written anecdotes of this plague by historians give chilling accounts of dead people piled up on streets everywhere.

This was called “The Black Death”. Below are the mortifying facts of this deadly pandemic.



The black death killed around 60-200 million people The black death is lurking beneath to strike again

This number is equivalent to Brazil’s entire population. It is so terrifying.

It is called Bubonic Plague The black death is lurking beneath to strike again

This bacteria is found on the fleas that live on rodents.

The bacteria Yersinia pestis was the true cause of the plague. The black death is lurking beneath to strike again

Now we know how silly it is.

Punishment from God, Planetary alignment and Jews were blamed for this The black death is lurking beneath to strike again

 

bubonic plague kills 30-75% of victims, But septicemic plague kills 100% of victims The black death is lurking beneath to strike again

It was only a small favor that Europe was not hit by this other deadly plague.

Bubonic plague causes the body’s flesh to die, turning it to a shade of acral gangrene The black death is lurking beneath to strike again

The name Black Death comes from this.

The victims died in few days of infection The black death is lurking beneath to strike again

Due to extreme vomiting, the last days of the victims could have been very terrible.

The mask used by treating doctors in those times

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The Black Death Mask

Due to extreme unpleasant smell caused by the dead flesh on the patient’s bodies, the beak in the mask was filled with sweet smelling lavender.

Patient’s were treated with urine and feces The black death is lurking beneath to strike again

Some medieval doctors believed that bad smells will drive away the plague, so they treated the patients with urine and feces which made it worse for them.

Bathing was discouraged The black death is lurking beneath to strike again

They thought bathing will open the pores to the disease but why the hell the French still practice it?

It spread far and wide till Iceland too The black death is lurking beneath to strike again



BLACK DEATH WAS THE PRECURSOR FOR SCIENTIFIC RENAISSANCE The black death is lurking beneath to strike again

Finding the cure for this disease was the trigger for Europe to embrace science.

Black Death was not the first The black death is lurking beneath to strike again

In 6th century, plague Justinian killed 50 million people in Europe.

3rd Time, this Plague Killed 12 million people The black death is lurking beneath to strike again

The third pandemic of bubonic plague started in China in 1855 and spread to all continents and killed 12 million people in India and China alone.

San Fransisco was hit by it in 1900 The black death is lurking beneath to strike again

San Fransisco was hit by this dreaded plague in 1900 but due to scientific advancements it could only take 113 lives.

This plague still exists The black death is lurking beneath to strike again

Bubonic plague still exists in the world and recently it had hit Madagascar. The dreaded fact is that this time the bacteria is resistant to latest antibiotics. This is so chilling.

Gerbils are the true perpetrators The black death is lurking beneath to strike again

It was believed that flea-covered rats were the culprits in spreading the disease. But it is eventually found that the gerbils were the actual carriers of the bacteria.

So are we done with this bubonic plague a.k.a Black Death? Not really. It came back few times since 14th century and if not for our medical advancements our population would have been consumed by it. But this deadly bacteria has returned strong and resistant to antibiotics.

Stay clean and away from Gerbils at all costs.
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