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Humans NOT rats were to blame for spreading the plague across Britain in 1900

Rats have long been blamed for spreading bubonic plague, known as 'The Black Death'.  But new research into a rare outbreak of the disease in Britain at the turn of the 20th century found that it was actually people, that led to the disease spreading.  The findings may suggest that previous outbreaks of the plague - which has killed millions of people down the centuries - may have been spread by human lice and fleas, rather than those carried by rats.  Read more...



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