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18 March 2013

Researchers claim we’re still at risk of the plague

Research shows that we're still at risk of plague largely due to transport trade and novel threats in developing countries where multi-drug resistant pathogens are currently emerging and spreading rapidly.

This study, published in Infection, Genetics and Evolution, analysed the Great Plague of Marseille, which caused 100 000 deaths between 1720 and 1723. The researchers aimed to highlight issues we are facing with infectious diseases today, to identify the best ways to respond to epidemics and whether we are still at risk of the plague re-emerging again.

 
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