Plague has taken over settlements throughout history, causing sickness and death to spread among the inhabitants. In 1665, one English town decided to stand against the resurging Plague. For 14 months, the Derbyshire town of Eyam self-isolated. No one was allowed in, no one as allowed out. Neighboring villages supported the isolated town by leaving supplies in a field. This week, Lesley discusses the consequences of their strategy.
J.G Clifford, Eyam Plague, 1665-1666. Clifford Publishing (1989).
Lilith K Whittles & Xavier Didelot. "Epidemiological Analysis of the Eyam Plague Outbreak of 1665-1666." Proceedings of the Royal Society.
Clarence Daniel, The Plague Village: A History of Eyam, (Tideswell), T.W. Warrington & Son: (1938).
Massad, Coutinho, Burattini, and Lopez, "The Eyam Plague Revisited: Did the village isolation change transmission from fleas to pulmonary?" Medical Hypotheses, 63 (2004): 911-915.
Music: "Evening Melodrama" by Kevin Macleod (www.incompetech.com)