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The Black Death: What Bubonic Plague Reveals About COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic

MedicineNet, March 19, 2020

March 19, 2020

The Black Death: What Bubonic Plague Reveals About COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic

Unlike coronavirus, most scholars agree on the cause of bubonic plague. Bubonic plague is caused by a bacterium, Yersinia pestis. However, the culprits anthrax, hemorrhagic viral fever, and louse-borne typhus have also been credibly proposed, according to Andrew Noymer, [associate] professor of public health at UC Irvine.