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Distinct clones of Yersinia pestis caused the Black Death

Several historical epidemic waves of plague have been attributed to Yersinia pestis, the etiologic agent of modern plague. The most famous of these was the second pandemic which was active in Europe from AD 1347 until 1750, and began with … Continue reading

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10 Things You Should Know About Pneumonic Plague

On Sunday BBC World Service emailed me to ask about the outbreak of pneumonic plague in China (latest news). Unfortunately, I didn’t get the email until today, but for BBC World Service (and everyone else), here are: 10 Things You … Continue reading

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