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The History of Disease Spreading ------Travel

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Clyde, Oct 16, 2014.

  1. Clyde

    Clyde Jet Set Tourer Administrator Founding Member

    In the spring of 1347, a ship arrived in Italy, having returned from the Crimea. Many of the merchants and sailors on board were extremely ill, and some had already died. They had contracted the dreaded bubonic plague — later to be known as the Black Death.

    The bubonic plague is thought to have been the same as the Plague of Justinian that had ravaged the Byzantine Empire under the emperor of that name several centuries earlier.

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  2. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Thanks for this Clyde. I'm passing it along.
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