“Encyclopedia of Plague and Pestilence: From Ancient Times to the Present” by George Childs Kohn (4th edition 2021)
"Tracing the history of infectious diseases from the Philistine plague of 11th century BCE to the COVID-19 pandemic, Encyclopedia of Plague and Pestilence, Fourth Edition is a comprehensive A-to-Z reference offering international coverage of this timely and fascinating subject.
This updated volume provides concise descriptions of more than 740 epidemics, listed alphabetically by location of the outbreak. Each detailed entry includes when and where a particular epidemic began, how and why it happened, who it affected, how it spread and ran its course, and its outcome and significance. Full-color and black-and-white photographs, maps, appendixes, a bibliography, and a chronology are also included."
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