Oldest Bubonic Plague Genome Decoded — Archaeology in Europe News

Double burial of the two plague victims in the Samara region, Russia [Credit: V.V. Kondrashin and V.A. Tsybin; Spyrou et al. Nature Communications, 2018]The plague, caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis, was the cause of some of the world’s deadliest pandemics, including the Justinian Plague, the Black Death, and the major epidemics that swept through China in…

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