Etiology Black Death

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Disease associated with Yersinia pestis.

Black Death is the European plague of the Middle Ages that is transmitted by the fleas of rats and otherwise is caused by the bacterium, Yersinia pestis.

See also , , , and discussion of diseases associated with tissue invasion without toxin production.

For description of the sequencing of an historical Yersinia pestis strain, see . Note also the following videos for an introduction to Black Death and its impact:

Black death is also well associated with the term plague.