UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — An international team of scientists decided to reconstruct the plague genome, after which it came to the conclusion that a dangerous disease came to Europe from Russia in the Middle Ages. About this writes Hannoversche Allgemeine.
So, the oldest strain of bacteria was found in the small town of Laishevo in Tatarstan. For research, plague genomes were reconstructed from the teeth of 34 people who died from this disease from the XIV to XVII century in different countries of the world.
However, the German publication makes a reservation that due to the lack of genetic material, the existence of other pathogens is not excluded.
The plague spread throughout Europe until the 19th century. From this disease, you can suffer today. So, in the United States in 1992, the plague killed 13 people.
The first vaccine was made in 1894.
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