DNA confirms cause of 1665 London's Great Plague

  • metta

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    Sep 09, 2016 1:27 AM GMT
    DNA confirms cause of 1665 London's Great Plague

    "Testing in Germany confirmed the presence of DNA from the Yersinia pestis bacterium - the agent that causes bubonic plague - rather than another pathogen."

    http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-37287715
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    Sep 10, 2016 12:55 PM GMT
    Thanks, Obama.
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    Sep 10, 2016 3:33 PM GMT
    whatever; every generation has its disease:
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    reference:
    http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-37287715

    "The plague, as all distempers do, operated in a different manner on differing constitutions; some were immediately overwhelmed with it, and it came to violent fevers, vomitings, insufferable headaches, pains in the back, and so up to ravings and ragings with those pains. Others with swellings and tumours in the neck or groin, or armpits, which till they could be broke put them into insufferable agonies and torment; while others, were silently infected.

    The Great Plague killed about a quarter of the capital's population.
    Evidence of the pathogen had eluded archaeologists but seemed tantalisingly close when a suspected mass grave was discovered last year during a Crossrail dig at the Bedlam burial ground, also known as the New Churchyard, in East London."

    not difficult to figure how of some of today's in-habitations were created:
    "But there are also what we might consider public health measures which from their point of view include killing cats and dogs, getting rid of beggars in the streets, trying to cleanse the city in both moral and practical terms. The people who do best are those who get out of London".

    The bacteria Yersinia pestis,caused plague? or maybe their baby jesus.