[Source: Nature, full page: (LINK). Summary, edited.]
Plague in San Francisco: rats, racism and reform
An urban outbreak of a deadly infectious disease with no known cause is a disaster planner’s worst nightmare. In his rousing book Black Death at the Golden Gate, journalist David Randall describes just that: the bubonic-plague epidemic that struck San Francisco, California, in 1900. The race to identify, isolate and halt the disease is set against a rich background of official complacency, financial malfeasance, political intrigues and scientific disputes.
Nature 568, 454-455 (2019) / doi: 10.1038/d41586-019-01239-x
Keywords: Plague; USA; California; History.