The bubonic plague is often regarded as a disease of the past. We’re talking about a dark age scourge that left behind tens of millions of deaths and a lot of sorrow. The disease hit humanity through three major pandemics.
Lacking antibiotics and the right medications, the world was left helpless and terrified. Many believed that the horrible disease is a clear sign that the end of the world is near.
Luckily, the bubonic plague can now be treated with antibiotics. The main condition is for the infection to be observed during its early stages. Therefore, the disease still exists today.
The World Health Organization tells us that plague can be transmitted from animals after infected fleas bite humans. Also, humans can get infected after direct contact with infected tissues or after inhaling infected respiratory droplets.
A 10-year-old child from Colorado dies of bubonic plague
According to WRAL.com, a child of only ten years old from the American state of Colorado passed away as a result of infection with bubonic plague.
The child’s identity wasn’t revealed.
The Department of Public Health and Environment from the American state says the tragic event came as cases of the plague had been confirmed among animals and fleas from at least six counties.
The Black Death pandemic that terrorized the world in the 14th century is one of the best examples of how dreadful bubonic plague can be. It was the most fatal pandemic recorded in history. Somewhere between 75 million and 200 million people from Afro-Eurasia were killed by the disease.
It’s still pretty much a mystery how the Black Death pandemic ended. The most popular scenario is represented by the implementation of quarantines. Thus, those uninfected would remain in their houses and go outdoors only when it was an absolute necessity.