On Plague in a Time of Ebola
Cormac Ó Gráda ()
No 201529, Working Papers from School of Economics, University College Dublin
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)
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