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WHO DUNNIT? Black Death study blames humans, NOT rats, for deadly disease spread RATS might not be to blame for the spread of the Black Death in Europ External link

Source country thesun Tuesday, January 16, 2018 2:37:00 PM CET | info [other]

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RATS might not be to blame for the spread of the Black Death in Europe after all. A new study suggests that the much-maligned rodents may have been wrongly scapegoated as a cause for the deadly plague. Rats have been commonly blamed for the rapid spread of the lethal Yersinia Pestis bacterium....

Black Death spread by humans, vindicating rats External link

Source country wkbw Tuesday, January 16, 2018 2:10:00 PM CET | info [other]

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OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 19: A Walgreens employee holds a syringe during a free flu shot clinic at Allen Temple Baptist Church on December 19, 2014 in Oakland, California. Oakland residents received no cost flu shots during a flu shot clinic at Allen Temple Baptist Church....

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Scientists find possible cause for mystery epidemic that wiped out Mexico 500 years ago External link

Source country thespec Tuesday, January 16, 2018 5:06:00 PM CET | info [other]

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Matching up the DNA fragments with a large database containing all known environmental and pathogenic bacterial genomes, the scientists were able to find traces of Salmonella enterica Paratyphi C in 10 of the skeletons. The study does not identify the precise source of the bacteria....

What is cocoliztli? Scientists 'identify' mystery illness that wiped out the Aztecs External link

Source country ibtimes-uk Tuesday, January 16, 2018 4:27:00 PM CET | info [other]

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Ashild Vagene said: "The cause of this epidemic has been debated for over a century by historians and now we are able to provide direct evidence through the use of ancient DNA to contribute to a longstanding historical question,"

More than 500 years ago, most of the Aztecs were wiped out from the face of the Earth by a terrible epidemic. Scientists now think they know what killed them. In 1545, following the arrival of Spanish settlers in modern-day Mexico and some parts of Guatemala, diseases started to spread among both natives and invaders....

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