On Plague in a Time of Ebola
44 Pages Posted: 2 Apr 2016
Date Written: March 29, 2016
Ebola and plague share several characteristics, even though the second and third plague epidemics dwarfed the 2014-15 Ebola outbreak in terms of mortality. This essay reviews the mortality due to the two diseases and their lethality; the spatial and socioeconomic dimensions of plague mortality; the role of public action in containing the two diseases; and their economic impact.
Keywords: plague, mortality, health, economic history
JEL Classification: I1
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