New Orleans, 1853. James McGuigan arrives in the port city and succumbs to yellow fever.
The stranger who started an epidemic
The City of London, 1665. As the Great Plague hits the capital, John New faces a deadly dilemma.
The tradesman who confronted the pestilence
New York, 1907. Mary Mallon spreads infection, unaware that her name will one day become synonymous with typhoid.
The cook who became a pariah
India, 1857. In a British enclave, Katherine Bartrum watches her friend, and then her family, succumb to the deadly cholera.
The colonist who faced the blue terror
Gloucester, 1896. Ethel Cromwell is taken ill at the height of Britain’s last great smallpox epidemic.