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‘Humans often do dumb things’: ‘Unsettling similarities’ between responses to COVID-19 and the flea-driven 14th century black death

The flea-driven plague, also known as the “Great Mortality,” overran Eurasia and North Africa from 1347 to 1353, killing tens ...
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Podcast: From the Black Death to COVID-19—Investigating the ancient war between genes and disease

Kat Arney looks at the ancient war between our genes and the pathogens that infect us, from the Black Death ...
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Russia birthplace of 500-year Black Death plague, genetic analysis suggests

The Black Death was only the beginning. Countless millions perished in this terrible early wave – an estimated 60 percent of Europe ...
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Black death plague is back; Correction it never left, thanks to evolution

Yes, the dreaded plague still haunts it. Why? Because as with any species, the bacteria that cause the disease have ...
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