China has confirmed the plague outbreak as two individuals is hospitalised in Beijing.
The plague is a highly deadly and contagious form of a disease, which was once known as Black Death. Pneumonic plague can kill the person between 24 to 72 hours, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Unlike other forms of plagues, pneumonic plague can be spread by people coughing and can be quickly spread through the air.
So, how quickly the Chinese government would be able to control the outbreak? In this modern age, is it still possible that such a plague can be so vicious that it can kill in ‘0000?
It is hard for the plague to be catastrophic in this very modern age. Even though Beijing is a highly populated and congested city, I do not think this one would qualify for any severe outbreak.
Close communications and quick responses are some of the critical factors which deter such outbreaks. Nowadays we do not see calamities of the ranks of the past.
In 2017, 94 people died from the plague outbreak in Madagascar. Approximately 70% of the cases were a pneumonic plague, which is also known as Black Death. I think in Madagascar just over 1000 people were affected, but most of them were treated on time. The pneumonic plague killed millions of Europeans a few centuries ago.
Well, some images would help you in understanding the chronology of the plague’s diminishing impact.