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Subway Microbiome Study Revised

By | August 4, 2015

Researchers tone down their highly publicized study that reported the presence of deadly pathogens on New York City subways.


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NYC Rats Harbor Plague Fleas

By | March 3, 2015

Researchers find Oriental rat fleas, the insects that can carry plague bacteria, on New York City-dwelling rodents.


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Plague Origins

By | February 24, 2015

Climate fluctuations in Central Asia may have been responsible for repeated European outbreaks of bubonic plague, a study suggests.


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Bones Tell Black Death Story

By | April 1, 2014

Ancient skeletons test positive for plague-causing bacteria.


image: Black Death Pathogen Extinct?

Black Death Pathogen Extinct?

By | August 29, 2011

The Yersinia pestis strain extracted from the bones of Black Death victims may no longer exist.



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