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pestis into central Europe, it would be roughly another 4,000 years before the most famous outbreak of the plague, the 14th-century Black Death that is almost synonymous the Middle Ages.
The outbreak is known as the Justinianic plague, and, like the Black Death, it cut a swath of destruction from inner Asia to the shores of the Atlantic in the space of a few years.
From 2013 to 2015, a consortium of 14 federal, state, tribal and non-governmental agencies worked together to field test the plague vaccine in all four prairie dog species present across seven western states, including Arizona, Colorado, Montana, South Dakota, Texas, Utah and Wyoming.
10) Since the inundation is said to reach "bankfull" in northern (Lower) Egypt by September, we can infer that the first plague occurred around the beginning of September.
The company said the patent includes claims covering plague antigens fused to its iBioModulator thermostable immunomodulator, as well as vaccine compositions and a method for producing the antigen.
There were also plague pits at the town's three other parish churches - St John's (near the Chronicle offices), St Andrew's (on Newgate Street), and the old All Saints church (on lower Pilgrim Street).
Mass deaths from bubonic plague, an infection of the lymph nodes, became possible sometime after 3,700 years ago, Willerslev's group proposes.
The mortality rate for untreated plague has ranged from 66% to 93%; however, in the antibiotic era, mortality has been reduced to approximately 16% (4).
Plague is carried by squirrels, chipmunks and other wild rodents and their fleas.
This is a very good study of plague hospitals and one that thoughtfully comments on the major themes on plague studies and medical history at the end of the Middle Ages.
Another feature of the town that changed from plague was Cambridge's parish cemeteries, which rapidly overflowed with dead.