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Learn about the Black Death, one of the most devastating pandemics in human history. Sites include history, timeline, maps, and contemporary accounts on the plague that claimed millions of lives in Europe during the 14th century.
Plague as a Biological Weapon: Medical and Public Health Management
May 2000 article from the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Great Plague England (1665)@
CDC Plague Page
Information about Bubonic Plague, the infectious disease caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis.
Plague Victims Found: Mass Burial in Athens
Describes the discovery of a mass grave with nearly a thousand tombs from the fifth and fourth century BCE.
Describes bubonic, septicemic, and pneumonic forms.
NORD: Bubonic Plague
Summary of symptoms, causes, and treatment.