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Jan 13, 2016 02:00 PM ET // Rossella Lorenzi
The plague may have lay hidden in Europe from the 14th to 17th century.
Oct 22, 2015 12:00 PM ET // Talal Al-Khatib
The plague has haunted humans for much longer than once thought.
Sep 29, 2015 11:21 AM ET // Jennifer Viegas
An ancestral form of Black Death bacteria has been found near the butt of a prehistoric flea.
Sep 15, 2015 09:34 AM ET // Talal Al-Khatib
How does a Medieval disease find its way into the modern era?
Feb 24, 2015 05:00 PM ET // Discovery News
Black rats may not have been responsible for outbreaks of the plague in Europe, a new study argues.
Nov 25, 2014 11:27 AM ET // AFP
As plague claims more lives, authorities scramble to kill infected fleas in the poorest neighborhoods.
Oct 13, 2014 10:20 AM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Ebola made the cut, as did anthrax and botulism. Find what other diseases government officials are closely monitoring.
Aug 11, 2014 05:06 AM ET
Laci Green examines some of history's most horrifying and death-dealing illnesses, the kind that lay waste to entire populations.
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