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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Genetic analysis of samples obtained from the skeletons of victims of the second plague pandemic indicates that the disease-causing Yersinia pestis bacterium persisted in Europe, even as it was continuously re-introduced from central Asia. 

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