Issue 01/2018 of HESP-News & Notes has just been published.
You can download it (31 pp. 1.4 MB) here
In this issue you find three articles about plague – one about a provocative new study that modelled a series of devastating outbreaks that spanned from the 1300s to the early 1800s and suggests that the maligned rats may not be the culprits after all. The study instead points the finger at human parasites – such as fleas and body lice – for primarily spreading plague bacteria during the Second Pandemic.
Enjoy the reading,
Dieter Neuvians MD