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On Plague in a Time of Ebola

Cormac Ó Gráda ()

No 201529, Working Papers from School of Economics, University College Dublin

Abstract: 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 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I1 N (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2015-11
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