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Pandemics

If CORVID-19 has you thinking about pandemics, this guide will get you started in researching to epidemics of the past.

Overview

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Perhaps the most famous pandemic, the Black Plague ravaged Europe, Africa, and Asia, for a decade, racking up a death toll between 75 and 200 million people. Possibly originating in Asia, the Plague was carried by fleas who infested the animals carried aboard ocean going vessels. 

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