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

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