The plague in Penrith, Cumbria, 1597/8: its causes, biology and consequences

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    S Scott, C J Duncan, S R Duncan - Ann Hum Biol . 1996 Jan-Feb;23(1):1-21 Using a family reconstitution study the biology of the plague in Penrith, Cumbria in 1597/8 is described in detail; it was an explosive epidemic that spread rapidly within families and 606 individuals died of the plague, some 40% of the population. The age-specific mortality corresponded with the calculated age structure of the population and infection appeared to be random....
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    Ann Hum Biol .
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