The Bubonic Plague and AIDS: A Comparison

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The Bubonic Plague and AIDS are two pandemics that have caused death and suffering around the world. Although they originated centuries apart, when examined closely, they share some similarities. Both diseases originated in Central Asia or Central Africa, and both were initially spread by fleas or rats. Furthermore, both had an impact on Europe and the United States, and both caused a lot of panic and hysteria. Finally, both diseases continue to cause death and suffering today.