Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/129342
Authors: 
Ó Gráda, Cormac
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper Series, UCD Centre for Economic Research 15/29
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.
Subjects: 
plague
mortality
health
economic history
JEL: 
I10
N00
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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