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Yale model sheds light on bubonic plague


Yale Daily News (blog) - Nov 8, 2016
Last month, a research team led by Yale School of Public Health professors Jeffrey Townsend and Joseph Lewnard presented a model that described the transmission of bubonic plague during one of its major epidemics. Using data collected by colonial ...
 

UTMB vaccines show promise against dreaded plague


Houston Chronicle - Nov 3, 2016
... in the journal NPJ Vaccines, Chopra's team reported on the vaccines' use against pneumonic plague, the most virulent type of the disease and the one that spreads through airborne transmission. Chopra said they also work against bubonic plague, the ...
 

Is the Plague Still Alive in Musty 14th-Century Tomes?


New York Times - Nov 7, 2016
The disease that springs to mind from outbreaks during that time is bubonic plague. That illness, an infection with the bacterium Yersinia pestis, is very hard to spread even from person to person, unless there is direct contact with liquid bodily ...
 

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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 Chordand 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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The past, present and future of the bubonic plague - Sharon N. DeWitte


View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-past-present-and-future-of-the-bubonic-plague-sharon-n-dewitte The bubonic plague, which killed around 1/5 of ...
 

Black Death Song - Bubonic Plague Lesson


BUBONIC PLAGUE!!! Rock out with the world famous Social Studs in this rocking new music video about the Black Death. Use this original song to review for ...
 

Bubonic plague 101: What you need to know


Bubonic plague is hitting the U.S. at a rate that's double the national average. Here's everything you need to know about the long-dreaded disease. For more ...
 

Man survives Black Death after contracting Bubonic Plague in Oregon, USA


Please help Paul Gaylord get his much deserved new home! Donate on this linkhttp://www.indiegogo.com/bubonicplague?a=782803 He lived in an old single ...
 

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