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TitleEighteenth century Yersinia pestis genomes reveal the long-term persistence of an historical plague focus
Study TypeOther
Abstract The 14th-18th century Yersinia pestis pandemic caused devastating epidemics in Europe for almost 400 years. The reasons for plague’s persistence and abrupt disappearance in Europe are poorly understood, but could have been due to either the presence of now-extinct plague foci in Europe itself, or su .. [more]
Description The 14th-18th century Yersinia pestis pandemic caused devastating epidemics in Europe for almost 400 years. The reasons for plague’s persistence and abrupt disappearance in Europe are poorly understood, but could have been due to either the presence of now-extinct plague foci in Europe itself, or su .. [more]
Center NameMax Planck Institute for the Science of Human History