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Response to Dellie (Reply #6)

Sun Aug 1, 2021, 11:04 PM

7. I'd be grateful

If you could post some corroborating evidence of Irish peasants' knowledge of asymptomatic disease transmission.

To my knowledge, two documented cases of (possibly accidental) historical proactive measures to contain disease were:

-The 'Plague' village of Eyam in Derbyshire who decided to isolate themselves during 1665/6.
-The Broad Street cholera outbreak - when the disease was for the first time tracked back to one water supply.

Of course there may be more cases than this. TIA.

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