Encyclopedia of Plague and Pestilence: From Ancient Times to the Present
Tracing the history of infectious diseases from the Philistine plague of 11th century BCE to recent SARS and avian flu scares, Encyclopedia of Plague and Pestilence, Third Edition is a comprehensive A-Z reference offering international coverage of this timely and fascinating subject.This updated volume provides concise descriptions of more than 700 epidemics, listed alphabetically by location of the outbreak. Each detailed entry includes when and where a particular epidemic began, how and why it happened, whom it affected, how it spread and ran its course, and its outcome and significance. Black-and-white photographs have been added throughout.
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Timetable of Plague and Pestilence
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AŽdes affected Africa areas army Asiatic Cholera Pandemic August began beriberi Black Death British bubonic plague caused century Cholera Epidemic city’s contracted cough December demic dengue died diphtheria disease drugs dysentery early East Ebola Encephalitis endemic England epidemic typhus Europe fatalities fleas French Further reading Germany hemorrhagic History hospital human deaths immunity incidence Indian infected Influenza Epidemic Influenza Pandemic inhabitants invaded island Italy Japanese killed London malaria Malaria Epidemic measles Measles Epidemic Meningitis million months mortality rate mosquito native northern occurred October outbreak patients percent persons physicians polio Poliomyelitis Poliomyelitis Epidemic population port Prevention province quarantine rats recorded region relapsing fever reported River Russian severe ships sick smallpox Smallpox Epidemic soldiers South southern Spanish spread struck suffered symptoms tion towns transmitted treatment troops typhoid Typhus Epidemic typhus fever vaccination victims viral virus West World Health Organization yellow fever Yellow Fever Epidemic