One of the driving factors for spreading Yersinia pestis (Bubonic plague, aka Black Death) in the Middle Ages was looking for food. For the most part people ate fresh foods. Yes there were stuff like peas, wheat.. etc, but there were no long term food storage like what we have today. Even...
Another Ebola outbreak in Africa this time in the Democratic Republic of the Congo DRC. A quarantine zone was set up, and three people left the zone.
Examples go all the way back to the middle ages of people fleeing cities. During outbreaks of the plague people would flee the cities. This...
I touched on this in an earlier thread, but I think it's a subject worthy of a thread.
"Athenians suffered a sudden onset of severe headache, inflamed eyes, and bleeding in their mouths and throats. The next symptoms were coughing, sneezing, and chest pains; followed by stomach cramps...
On the topic of books and having a library:
Books never die
Books never get sick
Books are ageless
Books never get mad
Books never talk back
Books never pick a fight
Books never get hungry
Books never complain
Books never get tired
My grandfather passed away in May of 2007. One of the things...
What are you doing to prepare for a plague?
The first place I started was with non-fiction history books. These include real historical events which were written by people that saw the events first hand. Its through past events that we may learn and better prepare.
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While reading my next book "The Black Death" by Johannes Nohl, I came across some interesting numbers I would like to share.
On page 39 there is an estimated number of the dead.
City - Year - Number of the dead
Moscow 1467 - 127,000 dead
Novgorod 1467 - 230,602 dead
Venice 1478 - 300,000 dead...