Mortality Risk And Survival In The Aftermath Of The Medieval Black Death?

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The Black Death was one of the most widespread infectious diseases in human history. It is said to be the most devastating and catastrophic plague to ever hit the world, exterminating tens of millions of people from different communities in all Europe and Asia, exclusively targeting elderly individuals and those who had a constant contact with bacteria contaminated materials and animals. Very little was known about the condition and the risks of this disease, which caused panic and anxiety that everyone who had a family member suffering in bed felt. Citizens opted to categorise the event as a spiritual apocalyptic devastation without knowing that it was infact a homicidal bacteria that was playing with the lives of the members of entire families. However, over the years, scientists proved how the disease was exclusively indiscriminative and easily outspread, which helped to provoke the precipitation of this morbosity to have a major impact in the atmosphere, where animals and natural resources were also being affected. The disease originated in east Asia, where the trading of goods was most…show more content…
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