The cause of the last great epidemic of the bubonic plague

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.


DNA confirms cause of 1665 London's Great Plague

By Nicola Stanbridge

BBC News

September 8, 2016

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