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November 2019

Hennebach Lecture: Virus and Vector: Yellow Fever and Atlantic World Environmental History

November 6 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Marquez Hall, 1600 Arapahoe St.
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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Between the middle of the 17th century and the early 20th century, yellow fever raged throughout the Americas, killing huge numbers of people and transforming the geopolitics of the region. In the process, it came to be known as an “American plague,” and its successful eradication in Havana and then Panama became a stock chapter in heroic histories of American medicine. But both the virus and its vector are of African origin, and the disease itself also has had both…

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