Corona in context: not the first epidemic to plague us

(04-12-2020) With the rapid and global spread of the corona virus we forget that infectious diseases were the primary cause of death until 100 years ago.

Corona continues to rule our lives and activities, after causing over 1.3 million deaths worldwide, of which 15,000 in Belgium. Yet what appears to be reaching unseen and unknown proportions is certainly not the first epidemic to have been felt in this area. Professor Isabelle Devos puts corona into a historical context on