By Yahya Noor
What is the Black Death? When did it take place? how many people died from it?
The black death is one of the most influential human diseases in human history .To learn about the Black Plague, we have to go to it’s origins in early China. Before the plague came to Europe it passed through the Mediterranean but originally came from Asia. A big misconception that people have about the Black Death is that it only took this in Europe. Well in fact the Plague did killed people in India,China and Egypt. Till this day the Black Death is still around the world today. More recently the Plague resurface in Madagascar and Yumen,China. During Medieval Europe the Plague was pass around via rats and other rodents. In Yeman,China the person got infected by “touching a dead marmot” which is way people get the Plague. The great thing about living in 2019 is that we can cure the Plague and we know more about the Plague than they did in Medieval times. So we don’t have to worry about it now days thanks to antibiotics, so the deadly bacteria is not as dangerous as it once was. But don’t think just because we have antibiotics and quicker ways of treatment that other people in the world may not have that too. Another thing that people don’t know about the Plague is that it animals were also killed goats pigs sheep etc. The Black Death took place during 14th-century and it took place China and pass through Mediterranean and eventually it made its way to highly populated areas in Europe. When the Plague came to Europe many people didn’t know how to deal with it or how to cure it. People believed it was divine intervention and a punishment from God. The Plague was going around towns/cities and it was killing many people.One of the people’s was that no one knew how the Plague was going around or how to stop it. As things got bad many people panic and the healthy avoided the sick wherever they could and even worse doctors didn’t want to see the sick. People were also leaving the Cities because many of deaths took place in the cities while wiping some small towns. Even as people fled the the cities and countryside the Plague can’t be stopped. Like before people didn’t understand how the biology of the new disease worked and they thought it was punishment from God. They thought this because people were very religious and seeing this disease kill the rich and poor and it made people think that these people were dying for sins against God and their punishment was this Plague. Now we know that this was wrong and it was biology not divine intervention. The eventually the Plague slowed down by 1350s but it was still around for centuries. The disease was studied more and we know more about it now than we did before but we have not eliminated from the world.
The reason I use these sources is because there are trusted news sites and the other people are historians who wrote books on the The Black Death. One of the other sources is a University that sites historians who wrote studies and papers on this time period and more importantly on The Black Death.
Black Death Plague Surfaces In China And Forces Government To Seal Off A Whole City By Nicolás Medina Mora BuzzFeed News Reporter
John Aberth, The Black Death: The Great Mortality of 1348-1350