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Experts study 200-year old ‘fever passes’ from Gibraltar, drawing parallels with Covid-19

Immunity pass from 1828 yellow fever epidemic. Photo by LA Sawchuk with permission from the Gibraltar Museum.

Experts in anthropology are studying how Gibraltar could have been the first country to introduce ‘fever passes’ during the devastating yellow fever epidemic, which claimed the lives of over 2,000 Gibraltarians in the 19th century. Now, almost 200 years after the fever passes were first issued, anthropologists Lawrence Sawchuk and Lianne Tripp have published a...

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