Hello everyone and welcome to gross Tuesday this weeks facts are about deadly diseases but first this morning I had to get Tasha to drive Leo to school this annoyed Leo as he doesn't like anyone else to drive him to school. I went to my parents place to go with mum to her physio appointment but mum had the appointment time wrong she told me it was 9am but it turned out to be 10.30am. Mum had to cancel as there was no one able to stay with dad at that time and he can't be left alone as he has a high risk of falling.
Now for the facts..........
The Black Death killed more than 25 million people across Europe, which was 1/3rd of the population at the time
More than 220 million people around the world suffer from malaria each year
There can be as many as 5 billion viruses in one drop of blood
The plague germ was spread by rat fleas, it was called Yersinia pestis
On average one person catches tuberculosis every 3.6 seconds
Smallpox killed 30% of the people who caught it