The Black Death/ Bubonic Plague is also known as the Great Plague, Great Bubonic Plague or Black Plague. It is the deadliest pandemic recorded in human history. Between 75 and 200 million people died during this pandemic. Its beginning is considered to be from the early 1340s, whose influence spread to Europe in 1347 after China, India, Syria and Egypt. Due to this epidemic, about 50% of the population of Europe was wiped out.
This deadly disease has been attacked thrice in the world. For the first time it has killed 50 million, for the second time one third of the population of the whole of Europe and for the third time 80 thousand people have been killed. The Black Death was caused by a bacterium called Yersinia pestis. it was a bubonic plague epidemic. The origins of the Black Death are disputed. But its first definite appearance was in the Crimea in 1347. Off Crimea it was probably carried by fleas living on black rats that traveled on Genoese slave ships.
What is Bubonic Plague ?
Bubonic plague is caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis, a zoonotic bacterium commonly found in small mammals and their fleas. It attacks the lymph nodes, blood and lungs of the body. The disease is usually transmitted by the bite of fleas that feed on infected organisms such as rats, rabbits and squirrels.
Russian doctor warns that ‘Black Death/Bubonic Plague’ epidemic can return again
Dr Anna Popova, one of Russia’s top doctor, has been quoted by DailyMail as saying that bubonic plague is likely to make a comeback due to climate change and global warming and warned that ‘Black Death/ Bubonic Plague.’ is a risk to public health.Russia’s top doctor Dr Anna Popova said that some cases of bubonic plague have been seen in China, Russia and America in recent years and now there is a high fear that this epidemic could spread rapidly.
Doctor Anna Popova said that before this epidemic kills millions of people, we have to take very strict steps globally to stop it. Dr. Anna Popova said that the most dangerous form of this epidemic can be seen in African countries. The risk of spreading this plague in African countries is the highest in the whole world. So in African countries we should immediately increase health facilities and take strict action against this. There is a need to keep a strict eye on the plague.