How did the Black Plague End?

How did the Black Plague End?

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  1. The black plague or the Black Death is a disease caused by a bacteria known as Yersinia pestis. The roots of the disease are the fleas found in rodents. There are three forms of this bacteria and each one is transferred differently. It may be by the bite of the fleas or rodents such as rats who are carrying those fleas, the entering of the bacteria into the bloodstream, or the point where it reaches the lungs and is transmitted by coughing. The last is possibly the most lethal and that brings about the quickest death.

    Due to lack of hygienic practices, It became a widespread epidemic during the Middle ages and claimed the lives of many The black death claimed the lives of around 70 to 200 million people across Europe, though a correct estimate is not possible. The way the human body works, it develops immunity against a particular virus and suddenly it is not as lethal anymore (flu, chickenpox, etc.) Similarly for the black plague, at one point the bacteria simply ran out of people to infect. As more and more people got infected with the plague, their immune systems produced antibodies to fight it off, and slowly there were no more people left to infect. Slowly, the plague became less threatening with every wave and eventually came to an end at that time. Other measure measures such as quarantine and flea control, and the cold weather leads the virus to die out. For such bacteria, there is always the chance that it may evolve but fortunately for humans, this particular virus died down.

    Today, the plague or Black Death still exists but because of advanced hygiene and research in the medical field, it is easily treatable and not as threatening as it used to be.

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