Plague, a zoonotic disease caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis, has been responsible for at least 3 pandemics. During 1582-1583, a plague outbreak devastated the seaport of Alghero in Sardinia. By analyzing contemporary medical texts and local documentation, we uncovered the pivotal role played by the Protomedicus of Alghero, Quinto Tiberio Angelerio (1532-1617), in controlling the epidemic. Angelerio imposed rules and antiepidemic measures new to the 16th-century sanitary system of Sardinia. Those measures undoubtedly spared the surrounding districts from the spread of the contagion. Angelerio seems to have been an extremely successful public health officer in the history of plague epidemics in Sardinia.
|Autori interni:||FORNACIARI, GINO|
|Autori:||Raffaella Bianucci; Ole Jørgen Benedictow; Gino Fornaciari; Valentina Giuffra|
|Titolo:||Quinto Tiberio Angelerio and new measures for controlling plague in 16th-century Alghero, Sardinia.|
|Anno del prodotto:||2013|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|