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Organism of the week #24 – Danse Macabre

Flea from Hooke's Micrographia [Public Domain: Steve Cook]

For three centuries, the Black Death was routinely epidemic in London. The first outbreak – in 1348 – probably killed half the population of England; the last outbreak – from 1665 to 1666 – probably killed a quarter of the population of London. In 1665, Isleworth was a small village several hours’ walk (or row) from …

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