Summary:2. In 1980 a woman in Lake Tahoe, California, died of pneumonic plague. She ran a crèche that looked after 150 children. Her cat had caught it from a chipmunk and passed it on to her. Plage has been epidemic in the wild rodents found around lake Tahoe since the beginning of the century... Filmed in the UK, Australia, the USA, Prague and Italy, this episode takes up the theme that ironically, epidemics are results of so-called progress and that despite medical technology, we are still vulnerable to old and new diseases which have the power to change the course of history.
Description:A FOUR PART SERIES LOOKING AT THE HISTORY OF DISEASE AND ITS IMPACT ON CIVILISATION.