History Stories
CATEGORY: Diseases
The Disease That Helped Put Colorado on the Map
October 4, 2017

The state was once known as "the world’s sanatorium." Read More

The Mysterious Epidemic That Terrified Henry VIII
August 24, 2017

Scientists still can't figure out the cause of the Tudor-era "sweating sickness." Read More

800-Year-Old Skeleton Yields Genome of Deadly Infection
January 11, 2017

Researchers have mapped the DNA of an ancient bacterial infection that killed a pregnant woman living outside the ancient city of Troy in the final years of the Byzantine Empire. Read More

Construction Worker Finds 1918 Flu Pandemic Mass Grave
August 19, 2015

A Pennsylvania construction worker has discovered a mass grave thought to contain victims of the 1918 flu pandemic. Read More