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Bubonic Plague Outbreak in Madagascar Puts Tourists at Risk


Sputnik International - Dec 31, 2016
Rospotrebnadzor is warning of a flare up of bubonic plague in Madagascar, which could put tourists at risk.
 

The plague is back: The bioweapon of choice


The Independent - Jan 12, 2017
It protected against only the bubonic plague, not the more dangerous pneumonic plague. Another vaccine is used in endemic regions such as China and the former Soviet Union, but it's not approved by the FDA because of its high likelihood to cause severe ...
 

At least 27 killed by plague in Madagascar


Independent Online - Jan 16, 2017
This Centers For Disease Control (CDC) file image shows the bubonic plague bacteria taken from a patient. File picture: Reuters. Antananarivo - At least 27 people in southern Madagascar have died from the plague, health authorities on the island said ...
 

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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.