It not only changed how humans live but also added new words to their lexicon.
TRT World speaks to Nukhet Varlik who wrote the book, ‘Plague and Empire in the Early Modern Mediterranean World: The Ottoman Experience, 1347–1600’.
Heavy rains sparked unprecedented breeding of locusts on the Arabian peninsula in 2019, the UN said. The insects have since fanned out and wreaked havoc on farms from East Africa to India before making their way into Pakistan from Iran.
Traditional ceremonies in Madagascar where families re-wrap the remains of dead relatives pose a serious risk of plague contamination. Since August, the disease has infected more than 1,100 people, with 124 deaths.
Authorities in Madagascar are struggling to contain an outbreak of a plague that has killed at least 54 people and infected around 500 more.
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