The cause of the last great epidemic of the bubonic plague

September 8, 2016

The Great Plague of 1665-66 killed an estimated 100,000 people in London, representing a fourth of the city’s population. Archaeologists excavating a mass burial in East London have found DNA evidence of the pathogen that caused the bubonic plague.

 

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DNA confirms cause of 1665 London's Great Plague

By Nicola Stanbridge

BBC News

September 8, 2016

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