Submitted by Taps Coogan on the 22nd of November 2017 to The Sounding Line.
The following video shows a map of Eurasia with every major plague epidemic from 428 BC until 1740 AD. The ‘Black Death,’ was perhaps the most devastating plague epidemic in history. It struck between 1346 and 1355 and is estimated to have killed 30-60% of the European population at the time.
Plague has been back in the news recently due to a deadly outbreak currently underway in Madagascar. The disease can now be cured with antibiotics if treatment begins in time, yet impoverished areas of Madagascar lack access to appropriate medical care. It is reported that the country of 22 million only has around 6,000 hospital beds.
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