History of western epidemics

Infectious diseases have been around for as long as humanity. Some are localized, and some spread to a critical mass and become epidemics that shape human history. In this course, we explore some of the most significant epidemics in the history of western civilization. You will learn about the historical context, pathological background, and cultural impact of 10 of the most important outbreaks from the 17th century to the present day.

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Course plan

Lesson 1. Bubonic Plague
Lesson 2. Syphilis
Lesson 3. Smallpox
Lesson 4. Cholera
Lesson 5. Tuberculosis
Lesson 6. Spanish Flu
Lesson 7. Malaria
Lesson 8. AIDS
Lesson 9. SARS
Lesson 10. Ebola
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Starting tomorrow, you will receive a new lesson straight to your inbox every morning for 10 days. Lessons take just 5 minutes to read, and each course is followed by fun, knowledge-testing quiz.

 

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  • Format
    One lesson delivered via email daily
  • Duration
    10 days
  • Time
    5 minutes reading a day

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