Have you ever thought of countries where Black Death (Pneumonic Plague) still exists today? You don’t need to think about it any more, as Insider Monkey brings you the answer in their latest article. There are several different beliefs regarding the origins of plague, and now there are several theories of Black Death. The main theory is the Bubonic plague theory, based on the belief that plague can only be transmitted by flea bites. Another theory is that the Bubonic plague was spread by rats and not fleas, although this theory is somewhat unclear and not fully explained. A new, more realistic theory implies that the Black Death was spread by coughs and sneezes as well as the mere breath of infected people.
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three countries where Black Death (Pneumonic Plague) still exists today from their list.
The first one is the United States. Surprisingly, a case of the Black Death was recently recorded in the United Staes as well, despite being usually found in African countries at the moment. In 2015 a high school quarterback, Taylor Gaes, died shortly after his 16th birthday in Colorado. Doctors were puzzled and the boy’s parents thought he had caught the flu, but after the boy died it was revealed that he died from the plague. It is believed that he contracted a bacteria from a flea bite. The next country should be China. China is also one of the countries where Black Death still exists. Three cases of pneumonic plague were reported in Gansu province in China in 2014. When a man died from plague in Yomen city , on July 16th, the hospital was quarantined and 151 people were placed under observation. Two more cases were reported, and both patients died within 24 hours of arriving at the hospital. At last, but not least we are recommending Peru. A 14-year-old boy died from plague in Peru in 2010 when an outbreak of pneumonic and bubonic plague occurred. A total of 17 cases of plague have been confirmed by the Ministry of Health in Peru as of July 2010. All 17 cases were reported in Ascope province of Department La Libertad. The last reported outbreak of plague before that was in 1994 when 35 people were killed by the Black Death.
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