Home » Questions » Diseases » How did the Black Plague End? Asked: June 19, 20202020-06-19T12:40:13+00:00 2020-06-19T12:40:13+00:00In: Diseases How did the Black Plague End? How did the Black Plague End? 1 Answer Voted Recent Hussein 2020-07-19T11:02:55+00:00Added an answer on July 19, 2020 at 11:02 am 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. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerCancel replyYou must login to add an answer. Username or email* Password* Captcha* Remember Me! Forgot Password? Related Questions:How did Bonnie and Clyde Died?How did Ted Bundy kill his victims?How did Bruce Lee Die?How did Elvis Presley Die?How did Captain America age in Endgame?How did Helen Keller learn to read, write and speak?How did Judy Garland die?How did Jimi Hendrix Die?How did John Denver Die?How did Ted Bundy Die?