Unfortunately there are countries where lethal diseases still exist, so let’s see what the situation is with countries where black death (pneumonic plague) still exists today! Sounds incredible? But it’s true. Insider Monkey has recently published an interesting article about this topic.
The global impacts of plague are greater than we can comprehend today. It was a terrible pandemic that spread so quickly that people were not able to remove the dead bodies fast enough. While large parts of cities and countries were left empty, worldwide trade declined during this period. Nowadays plage can spread faster than ever since we can travel around the world within 24 hours.
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.
The first country is India. India is also one of the countries where Black Death still exists, as, since 1994, there have been multiple outbreaks of plague reported in India. On August 26, 1944, the first human cases were reported in Maharashtra state, and they spread to Bombay which is about 300km away. Cases of plague were reported in south-central, southwestern, and northern India. The second country on our list now is the United States of America. 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, Taqylor 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. At last, but not least we should mention 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 Yumen 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.
For any further useful information, read Insider Monkey’s article about 10 countries where black death (pneumonic plague) still exists today