The most popular theory of how the plague ended is through the implementation of quarantines. The uninfected would typically remain in their homes and only leave when it was necessary, while those who could afford to do so would leave the more densely populated areas and live in greater isolation.
Keeping this in view, how did the plague start?
The plague is thought to have originated in Asia over 2,000 years ago and was likely spread by trading ships, though recent research has indicated the pathogen responsible for the Black Death may have existed in Europe as early as 3000 B.C. READ MORE: See all pandemic coverage here.
Likewise, what kind of virus was the plague?
In virtually every textbook the Bubonic Plague, which is spread by flea-ridden rats, is named as the culprit behind the chaos. But mounting evidence suggests that an Ebola-like virus was the actual cause of the Black Death and the sporadic outbreaks that occurred in the following 300 years.
What is plaque disease?
Plague is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis. Symptoms include fever, weakness and headache. Usually this begins one to seven days after exposure. Diagnosis is typically by finding the bacterium in fluid from a lymph node, blood or sputum.
What was the worst epidemic in history?
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- HIV/AIDS Pandemic (at its peak, 2005-2012)
- Flu Pandemic (1968)
- Asian Flu (1956-1958)
- Flu Pandemic (1918)
- Sixth Cholera Pandemic (1910-1911)
- Flu Pandemic (1889-1890)
- Third Cholera Pandemic (1852–1860)