Life can be so very fragile, and the normal genealogical thread can be quickly severed by accident or disease. It is absolutely certain that if a person would have died before having issue, their modern day descendants would have ceased to exist for the present. This talk will discuss some of the major plagues and epidemics, which killed hundreds of thousands of people, and thus greatly impacted the future of the world in a major way. Some of the great microbial and viral disasters covered, will include The Black Death, Smallpox, Yellow Fever, The Irish Potato Blight, The Great Influenza Pandemic
, and Ebola
, amongst others. Also discussed will be the potential use of biological agents as a means of terrorism. Your presenter is a boarded toxicologist, specializing in the areas of clinical and forensic toxicology.