Bubonic Plague Analysis

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The video, The past, present and future of the bubonic plague by Sharon N. DeWitte shows how the Black Death was a very dangerous disease that spread across the world in the 1300’s and how it is still going around today. It affected people for centuries in China, Europe, Asia, Africa and in the Middle East (DeWitte 2014). The Black Death came from a bacteria called Yersinia Pestis (DeWitte 2014). Around 50% of people in Europe died from this disease because of the explosive population growth that happened in Europe. This growth led to families having more kids and being in poverty and that caused them to have more vulnerability to infections. On the other side, people who did survive had higher wages and more food so their standard of living

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