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Worst Plagues in History Of Mankind

Worst Plagues in History Of Mankind

Germs- they’re everywhere, and they’re always trying to kill you. Right now as you sit at your computer or watching on your phone, all matter of deadly germs are crawling all over you- your hands, your chest, your face, in your mouth… there’s nowhere they can’t reach. Right this second you have a 25% chance …

Plague 101 | National Geographic

Plague 101 | National Geographic

– [Narrator] Plague is notorious for causing mass sickness and devastation. But as much tragedy as the disease has caused, it also helped drive crucial scientific and social progress. Plague is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis. It mainly affects rodents, and spreads by way of insects. Because of these insect carriers, …

What Made The Black Death (The Plague) so Deadly?

What Made The Black Death (The Plague) so Deadly?

In October of 1347, 12 ships dropped anchor at a Sicilian port. Those who eagerly approached were met with a grisly sight. Almost all aboard were either dead or barely alive, their skin erupting with blackened boils that dripped blood and pus. In horror, the Sicilian authorities demanded the ships set sail, but though they …