IN THE MIDDLE AGES:
The Black Plague was a disease that started in 1347 in Italy. It spread across Europe and killed over 20 million people. The Black Plague was a very deadly and incurable disease. It killed the peasants who were working on farmlands or doing the dirty work that nobody else wanted to do.
BLACK DEATH TODAY:
The Black Plague hit China in the city of Yumen just this year around the 22nd of July. Yumen is a city of 30,000 people about 1,200 miles from Beijing, in the northwestern region of Gansu.
Today we have better security and improved medicines to prevent these kinds of things from happening or at least prevent them from getting dangerous. We know what happened in 1347 and how the disease spread so now we can back track and see what kind of things need to be improved. For starters medicine has improved since 1347 and so has awareness to diseases.