Threats to Mankind

Emerging Viral Diseases

Emerging viral diseases are always high value news items. However, how will viruses change over the next few years? In recent years, the most significant virus of them all, in terms of human cases and death toll, was the re-emergence of Ebola. But there is also chikungunya fever, which appeared in the United States for… Continue reading Emerging Viral Diseases

Genetic Engineering, Threats to Mankind

Man-Made Diseases – Death Created in a Lab

Many scientists have proposed the theory that a high number of diseases currently plaguing humans are unnatural, and have been created by mankind it laboratories worldwide. The theory also proposes that those behind these creations are the government and other influential leaders within our society. The main reasons behind their creation are population control and… Continue reading Man-Made Diseases – Death Created in a Lab

Threats to Mankind

Plague Doctors – History’s Hopeful Healers

The Black Death is one of history’s most devastating pandemics, which was first discovered in 1320 in the Gobi Desert. By 1346, it had spread to Europe and rampaged through the continent killing approximately 50 million people. Most of these deaths occurred in the cities, where it was spread by fleas living on the rats… Continue reading Plague Doctors – History’s Hopeful Healers

Humans, Threats to Mankind

Real Life Plague Outbreaks – The Black Death

Plague is an infectious disease that is caused by a bacteria usually found in small animals or fleas, but can be transferred to humans and larger animals. There are three different strains of the bacteria, which can be transmitted by being bitten, having direct contact with someone who is infected or by inhaling the bacteria.… Continue reading Real Life Plague Outbreaks – The Black Death