BODY HORRORS: Plague in the Twenty-First Century

Rebecca Kreston of Discover Magazine writes about the prevalence and role of Yersinia pestis in today’s society.

“Plague has adapted to our new modern world and the constraints imposed by durable housing and public health infrastructures; it now causes smaller outbreaks and isolated cases instead of sweeping pandemics, with unconventional vectors and via unexpected means. No longer a plague but as much a pest as ever.”

Follow the source here: ‘Plague It Again, Sam: Plague in the Twenty-First Century’.

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