A History of Yellow Fever and Elmwood Cemetery: Zoom Presentation

Yellow Fever, explained.

"Yellow Fever is what is known as a flavivirus, a group of viruses spread by mosquitoes that includes West Nile, dengue and Japanese encephalitis. As a virus, yellow fever is not one of the stronger ones...What the virus lacks in evolutionary prowess, the mosquito makes up for." From "The American Plague" by Molly Caldwell Crosby

Join us for this online presentation and learn how Memphis was devastated by an opportunistic vector from Africa called Aedes aegypti, a terrible lack of sanitation or good hygiene, and a stagnant bayou that sluiced through downtown.

This presentation will be offered several times throughout the month of September. You will receive a link to a Zoom webinar one hour before your scheduled call time. Cost is $10 per person.


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Date & Time

September 10, 2020 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM