The Black Death

by shidaeja clayton

The Black Death was a very bad disease in human history, resulting in the deaths of an estimated 75 to 200 million people and going into Europe in the years 1348 there were 7 competing theories as to the etiology of the Black Death, people found things of DNA from victims in northern and southern Europe published in 2010 and 2011 shows that the pathogen responsible was the Yersinia pestis bacterium, probably causing several forms of plague he Black Death is thought to have original in the arid plains of central Asia, where it then travelled along the Silk Road, reaching the breaking point by 1346.From there, it was most likely carried by some nasty rat fleas living on the black rats that were regular passengers on merchant ships. Spreading throughout a sea Mediterranean and Europe, the Black Death is estimated to have killed 30–60% of Europe's total population.All in all, the plague chopped down the world population from an estimated 450 million down to 350–375 million in the 14th century.The aftermath of the plague created a series of religious, social, and economic upheavals, which had profound effects on the course ofEuropean history. It took 150 years for Europe's population to recoverThe plague recurred occasionally in Europe until the 19th century.Modern estimates suggest half of Europe's population died as a result of the plague before it disappeared in the 700s. After 750 CE major epidemic diseases did not appear again in Europe until the Black Death of the 14th century.The Third Pandemic hit China in the 1890s and devastated India, but was confined to limited outbreaks in the west.   Symptoms A hand showing how acral gangrene of the fingers due to bubonic plague causes the skin and flesh to die and turn black.An inguinal bubo on the upper thigh of a person infected with bubonic plague. Swollen lymph glands (buboes) often occur in the neck, armpit and groin (regions of plague victims