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Statistics in Defense and National Security : Bioterrorism and Biosurveillance

@inproceedings{Evans2003StatisticsID,
  title={Statistics in Defense and National Security : Bioterrorism and Biosurveillance},
  author={Scott R. Evans and Ken P. Kleinman and Marcello Pagano},
  year={2003}
}
In 1334 an epidemic struck the northeastern Chinese province of Hopei. This “Black Death” claimed up to 90% of the population, nearly five million people. The epidemic eventually reached and decimated Tartar forces that had been attacking Kaffa, a Genoese colony on the Crimean Peninsula. In 1347, the departing Tartars catapulted plagueinfested bodies into Kaffa. The Genoese quickly dumped these bodies into the sea, however it was too late. Four ships escaped back to Italy carrying the plague… 
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