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Verify: Prairie dogs, the plague and you


9NEWS.com - Mar 23, 2017
The most common is the bubonic plague. Chase said this strain is treatable with antibiotics. Septicemic plague is when the bacteria enters the bloodstream. This is a rare but serious form of the plague and is usually fatal without treatment. And then ...
 

The Black Death: How Rats, Fleas and Germs Almost Wiped Out Europe


The National Interest Online (blog) - Mar 11, 2017
Scientists believe it was the bubonic plague, also known as the bacterium Yersinia pestis. Yersinia pestis typically infects the Oriental rat flea, which in turn infects small rodents such as mice, rodents and squirrels. As their rodent hosts die ...
 

Was putting the plague in Disney's Beauty and the Beast too much?


WUSA9.com - Mar 21, 2017
It was creepy and will give me nightmares.” In the 1991 cartoon, Belle's mother or her story was never explored, but in the live-action remake we learn that Belle's mother died of the bubonic plague when she was just a baby. The Enchantress left the ...
 

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Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague


by: Geraldine Brooks
An unforgettable tale of a brave young woman during the plague in 17th century England from the author The Secret Chord and of March, winner of the Pulitzer Prize. 

When an infected bolt of cloth carries plague from London to an isolated village, a housemaid named Anna Frith emerges as an unlikely heroine and healer. Through Anna's eyes we follow the story of the fateful year of 1666, as she and her fellow villagers confront the spread of disease and superstition. As death reaches into every household and villagers turn from prayers to murderous witch-hunting, Anna must find the strength to confront the disintegration of her community and the lure of illicit love.
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Plagues and Peoples


by: William H. McNeill
Upon its original publication, Plagues and Peoples was an immediate critical and popular success, offering a radically new interpretation of world history as seen through the extraordinary impact--political, demographic, ecological, and psychological--of disease on cultures. From the conquest of Mexico by smallpox as much as by the Spanish, to the bubonic plague in China, to the typhoid epidemic in Europe, the history of disease is the history of humankind. With the identification of AIDS in the early 1980s, another chapter has been added to this chronicle of events, which William McNeill explores in his new introduction to this updated editon.
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The Medical Detectives: The Classic Collection of Award-Winning Medical Investigative Reporting


by: Berton Roueche
The classic collection of award-winning medical investigative reporting

What do Lyme’s disease in Long Island, a pig from New Jersey, and am amateur pianist have in common? All are subjects in three of 24 utterly fascinating tales of strange illnesses, rare diseases, poisons, and parasites—each tale a thriller of medical suspense by the incomparable Berton Roueché. The best of his New Yorker articles are collected here to astound readers with intriguing tales of epidemics in America’s small towns, threats of contagion in our biggest cities, even bubonic plague in a peaceful urban park.
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A History of the Later Roman Empire, AD 284-641


by: Stephen Mitchell

The Second Edition of A History of the Later Roman Empire features extensive revisions and updates to the highly-acclaimed, sweeping historical survey of the Roman Empire from the accession of Diocletian in AD 284 to the death of Heraclius in 641.