Bubonic Plague versus Avian Flu * https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldZjaT4WXrA&noredirect=1

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Bubonic Plague versus Avian Flu * https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldZjaT4WXrA&noredirect=1 by Mind Map: Bubonic Plague versus Avian Flu  * https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldZjaT4WXrA&noredirect=1

1. Spread of Bubonic Plague from Central Asia to China, the Middle East, and Europe during the 1300s https://www.boundless.com/world-history/textbooks/boundless-world-history-i-ancient-1600-textbook/the-middle-ages-in-europe-9/the-late-middle-ages-c-1301-1500-ce-47/the-black-death-179-13247/images/the-spread-of-the-black-death-from-central-asia-to-east-asia-and-europe/

1.1. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/15/Yersinia_pestis_fluorescent.jpeg/345px-Yersinia_pestis_fluorescent.jpeg

1.2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Xenopsylla_chepsis_(oriental_rat_flea).jpg

2. Spread of the Avian Flu from China to Europe http://gamapserver.who.int/mapLibrary/Files/Maps/Global_SubNat_H5N1inAnimalConfirmedCUMULATIVE_20061113.png

2.1. People catch bird flu by close contact with birds or bird droppings.

2.2. Some people have caught H5N1 from cleaning or plucking infected birds. In China, there have been reports of infection via inhalation of aerosolized materials in live bird markets. It's also possible that some people were infected after swimming or bathing in water contaminated with the droppings of infected birds. And some infections have occurred in people who handle fighting cocks.

2.3. There have been a few cases where one infected person caught the bird flu virus from another person -- but only after close personal contact. So far, there has been no sustained human-to-human spread of H5N1.

3. Represent statistical information of pandemic effects on population, the feudal economy, government and religion in Medieval Europe

3.1. Population: 25 Million people died in just under five years btw. 1347-1352.

3.2. Economy: Wheat prices increased by 300% due to inflation. - http://www.economist.com/blogs/freeexchange/2013/10/economic-history-1

3.3. Government: A Shortage Of Politicians! The plague came along during the Hundred Years' War between England and France, both of whose governments were staggering under the expense of maintaining the lengthy conflict. Revenues from taxation, the chief source of funding the war, came almost to a standstill, particularly in France. Another unexpected result of the number of deaths was that there was a shortage of politicians. In England, the number required for a quorum in the City Council was halved by decree, just to keep the government going. And there was so much property left ownerless after all the plague deaths, the government had to appoint special judges and commissions to decide the cases of survivors fighting over it.

3.4. Religion: The Black Death led to cynicism toward religious officials who could not keep their promises of curing plague victims and banishing the disease. No one, the Church included, was able to cure or even explain the plague. This increased doubt in the clergy's abilities. Extreme alienation of the church culminated in either support for different religious groups, such as the flagellants, which grew tremendously during the opening years of the Black Death, or to an increase in interest for more secular alternatives to problems facing European society and an increase of secular politicians. The Black Death hit the monasteries very hard because of their close quarters and their kindness in helping the sick, so that there was a severe shortage of clergy after the epidemic cycle. This resulted in a mass influx of new clergy members, most of whom did not share the life-long convictions and experiences of the veterans they replaced. This resulted in abuses by the clergy in years afterwards and a further deterioration of the position of the Church in the eyes of the people.

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5. Demographics