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The Plague of Thebes (Public Domain)

The Black Death and Beyond: Uncovering the Secrets of Plague's Deadly Legacy (Video)

Plague , one of the deadliest diseases in human history, has a haunting legacy of mass sickness and destruction. It has been responsible for numerous major pandemics that occurred centuries apart,...
A grim reaper brings death by boat. Credit: Cushing / Whitney Medical Library

How ‘Death Ships’ Spread Disease Through the Ages

One of the haunting images of this pandemic will be stationary cruise ships – deadly carriers of COVID-19 – at anchor in harbours and unwanted. Docked in ports and feared. The news of the dramatic...