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The Politics of Plagues

By Grant Mercer Today’s Zika outbreak is not the first time mosquitos have caused an international panic. In 1841, the British ship HMS Eclair docked in Sierra Leone to replenish their dwindling supplies. After filling their holds, they began steaming back toward England, but unknowingly were leaving with far more than hard tack and whale…

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