"Black Death" (Bubonic Plague) of the 1340s to 1350s killed about 1/3 – শাফকাত রাব্বী অনিক

“Black Death” (Bubonic Plague) of the 1340s to 1350s killed about 1/3 of the European population and about 25% of the world population.

Many European nations took hundreds of years to recover from that loss of population.

The bubonic plague was the most lethal pandemic in world history.

An interesting point to note is that most of the historic Plague pandemics went to Europe from China via various channels of commerce, through the Silk Route.

Countries that were impacted by the Black Death are also the ones currently under seize by the Corona Virus, which also originated in China.

Eastern parts of China under the Mongol empire (today's Central/Eastern China), Persia-Mesopotamia (today's Iran-Iraq), Rome (Italy), and large parts of today's Britain, France, Germany, Scandinavia, Central Asian countries like Kazakstan, Turkmenistan, and North-Western Russia — all were devastated by the Bubonic Plague of the 1350s.

Very interestingly, there is no significant known history of Bubonic Plague in today's southern India or South-Eastern parts of the former Moghul ruled India, including Bangladesh.

The plague did make its entry into Northern India. During the third Great Plague of the 1860s, about two million of Northern Indians and 10 million Chinese were killed.

The third great plague of the 1860s originated in the Yunan province of China, which is only 500 miles away from Bangladesh. I could not find any major reference to that plague being related to deaths in Bangladesh.

Although Plague is a bacterial disease while the coronavirus is a viral infection, it is still interesting that the former East Indian territory of Bangladesh avoided any major outbreaks of this great killer, even when it originated only 500 miles to its East.

Shafquat Rabbee Anik | উৎস | তারিখ ও সময়: 2020-03-15 11:46:14