Tagged: pandemic

New Questions for Studying Plague in Ottoman History

By Nükhet Varlık. Plague is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis. It is known to have affected human societies for at least the last five thousand years. During its long history, it sparked countless local epidemics and three known pandemics, which spread the bacterium to practically every corner of the world.

Speaking about the virus: the language of war in the Reformed Church in Zambia

By Johanneke Kroesbergen-Kamps & Hermen Kroesbergen. In Zambia, like in other African countries, the COVID-19 pandemic started very slowly, while the government was quick to take action. Even before the first Coronavirus case on Zambian soil was confirmed on 18 March 2020, hygiene measures were announced and all schools and universities were closed.

Book Review: L. Spinney: 1918 – Die Welt im Fieber

By Steffi Marung | Laura Spinney has written a best-selling book, which is in major (online) book stores currently not available in its English original, but one may still be able to chase one of its translations in German, Dutch, French, Croatian, Italian, Czech or Spanish.

« Le concept de la bureaucratie appliqué dans le secteur de la santé » – Interview avec Aissatou Seck

L’histoire de la santé contribue d’une manière générale à la connaissance et aux renouvellements des savoirs dans la recherche historique. Elle est fondamentale dans la mesure où elle s’intéresse aux faits sociaux relatifs à la compréhension des maladies qu’elles soient épidémiques ou endémiques, de leurs causes et leurs impacts sociaux.

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