Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Book explores earlier international effort to combat disease

Fearing disease from a foreign country, public health officials clamped down on travel and trade, mandating lengthy quarantines. These measures dampened tourism, drove up the price of goods and slowed down their distribution.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New details about 17th-century plague hospital in Bristol

An undergraduate history student from the University of Bristol has uncovered previously unknown details about one of the worst-named, but possibly most successful, quarantine hospitals in English history: Bristol's "Forlorn ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Man dies of bubonic plague in Mongolia

Bubonic plague has killed a man in western Mongolia, the country's health ministry said Wednesday, the latest in a handful of cases to emerge there and in neighbouring China this year.

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