The Speckled Monster - Infectious Diseases - Frank Snowden - Lecture 6 of 26 - Video-lecture

Video-lecture, Medicine

Description: In the eighteenth century, smallpox succeeded plague as the most feared disease. The two maladies, however, are very different. While plague is a bacterial disease, smallpox is viral. Plague is spread by rats and fleas, smallpox is transmitted by contact and airborne inhalation.