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The Spread Of Bubonic Plague Over Distances

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The advocates of alternative theories, particularly Twigg, Scott and Duncan, and Cohn, deny that bubonic plague spreads by leaps by the movement of people or goods, technically oft en also called metastatic spread. The metastatic mode of spread has long been empirically established as a characteristic feature of the epidemiology of bubonic plague. In this chapter, the citations constituting the heart of the subject is presented chronologically to demonstrate the history and development of this insight, how conspicuous this feature of plague epidemiologically was, how early plague researchers identified these mechanisms of spread and the consistency and firm tenability of these findings over time. Spread of bubonic plague by leaps over short or long distances is at the heart of their work and their understanding of the disease's powers of spread.

Keywords: bubonic plague; Cohn; Metastatic Spread; Twigg



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