(News, Status, or Profit Seeking?) Was Ebola the culprit in the ancient Plague of Athens? – The Washington Post

Powel Kazanjian, a professor of history and infectious diseases at the University of Michigan.

In a new paper, Kazanjian suggests that an Ebola virus may have been the culprit in the Plague of Athens, a five-year epidemic that began in 430 B.C., whose cause has long been a matter of conjecture. Not only was the famed historian Thucydides, who chronicled the Peloponnesian War between Athens and Sparta, a witness to the Athenian disease, he also contracted it himself and survived.

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