Why was the Black Death so destructive? (Stagnation of medical knowledge…
Why was the Black Death so destructive?
The Silk Road was 6,400 km long and many people traveled on the road everyday.
The Black death had a resistance to toxins in the gut of a flea, allowing it to be carried by a flea.
Three different types:
The plague was not only transmitted by flea bite but also by airborne water particles formed from sneezes and coughs.
Carried by fleas on rats
Stagnation of medical knowledge
The Medieval medicine knowledge was not very good due to the lack of no technology.
French scientist Paul-Louis Simond said No person was completely resistant to the Black Death.
With immune system low already, the Black Death wiped majority of ill people out.
Lack of research caused the plague to rapidly spread and kill many people.
The plague was the closest thing to extinction that our world has seen.
Never experienced such a plague so they were shocked and didn't know how to cure it.
Living conditions in Medieval Times
The living conditions in the medieval times was filthy and unhygienic.
The Mongols loaded catapults with dead bodies, filled with rats carrying the plague.
The people of Europe to have a low immune system as well as battling the already very contagious Black Death.
The climate during 900-1300 caused people to be ripe for the Black Death and could easily get ill.
Famine in 1315 where 10%-25% of Europe's population perished
No rubbish disposal
Almost 2/3 of the worlds population had died from the plague by 1350.
Killed 50 million people in the 14th century, or 60 per cent of Europe's entire population.
Most devasting plague