While some ancient pandemics wiped out many populations, medical and public health initiatives can eventually stop the spread of other pandemics.
As human civilization flourished, so did infectious diseases. Densely populated communities living with animals, often with poor sanitary and nutritional conditions, create a good soil for disease. Then, trade routes abroad spread new infections, causing the world’s first pandemic.
But in the end how the worst pandemics in the history of the world ended.
Plague of Justinian: no one left to die
Yersinia pestis, formerly known as pasteurella pestis, is the bacteria that causes plague.
Three of the deadliest pandemics in recorded history are the same bacteria, Yersinia pestis, a deadly infection known as the plague.
The Justinian plague began in Egypt, where black rats carrying disease-carrying fleas crossed the Mediterranean Sea to Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire, in AD 541.