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Contagions: Thoughts on Historic Infectious Diseases

Michelle Ziegler, the author of Contagions, is a biologist who specializes in biosecurity and public health. On this blog, Ziegler writes about a number of illnesses - including Influenza, Cholera, Malaria, and the Plague - from both a historical and biological perspective. The Plague section is especially extensive, offering detailed examinations of the characteristics of various plague...