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The Plague

Bubonic plague was a deadly and very infectious disease. Also known as 'The Black Death', it swept through Europe in medieval times and about 100,000 died of it in London in 1665, the year before the Great Fire.

In 1897, it began appearing in India. Find out what happened when the DLI began fighting the plague...