Black death also known as "plague" is the deadliest pandemic recorded in human history. This pandemic occurred within the year 1346-1353. This disease had struck China, India, Persia, Syria and Egypt in the early 1340s. It is the deadliest pandemic ever because it resulted in the death of up to 25-200 million people in Europe and North Africa. It is caused by a bacteria called "Bacterium Yersinia Pestis". This disease is transmitted from one person to another through the air, as well as through the bite of infected fleas and rats.
The symptoms of Black death are swellings under the armpits, boils with blood coming out of it, fever, chills, vomiting, diarrhea, terrible pains etc.
During this pandemic, doctors refused to attend to their patients and shopkeepers closed their stores. This disease affected human, cows, goats, pigs, chicken and other animals. Some of the treatment method used as a cure for the disease proved abortive. Some of this method include: rubbing onions on the boil, drinking vinegar, and eating crushed minerals. Later on, some antibiotics were used for treatment.
The pandemic ended when all arriving sailor were kept on isolation until it was clear they were not carrying the disease, through social distancing and 30 to 40 days quarantine.
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