13 iunie 2018

Planet Earth's Worst Nightmare: How the Black Death Ravaged Humanity

nationalinterest.org

Outbreaks of the plague continued for the next three hundred years, including the Great Plague of London in 1665, which killed a quarter of the city’s population. Yet as widespread and deadly as it was, the plague never became a permanent resident of Europe. This and other factors, such as the unusual speed at which it spread and the lack of recorded rat die-offs, suggest to some scientists an Ebola-like hemorrhagic disease was actually responsible. More than six centuries ago, disaster struck [...]