#10 – The Bubonic Plague
Did you know that the Bubonic Plague killed one-third of Europe’s population back in the 1300s? Although many people think that this terrifying disease that many people refer to as “the Black Death” has been exterminated several centuries ago, it actually wasn’t exterminated. This means that you can get Bubonic Plague even today.
The disease is transmitted via fleas and via direct contact with infected animals, such as prairie dogs and rats. The disease is caused by a bacterium called Yersinia pestis. The Bubonic Plague can be treated with antibiotics. If left untreated, it will ultimately lead to a painful death accompanied with weakness, chills, and swollen lymph nodes