Epidemic Anthrax in the Eighteenth Century, the Americas

  title={Epidemic Anthrax in the Eighteenth Century, the Americas},
  author={David M. Morens},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
Anthrax has been described as a veterinary disease of minor importance to clinical medicine, causing occasional occupational infections in single cases or clusters. Its potential for rapid and widespread epidemic transmission under natural circumstances has not been widely appreciated. A little-known 1770 epidemic that killed 15,000 people in Saint-Domingue… CONTINUE READING
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