posted on Apr, 2 2014 @ 04:31 PM
As we all know, history tells us that the bubonic plague that wiped out most of Europe in the 13th century was spread by fleas from rats...well, they
were wrong, dead wrong.
Specialists from London
have examined 25
skeletons from the Clerkenwell area, and they believe they have found the truth about the disease that killed millions.
The DNA found in the samples of 'yersinia Pestis' taken from the teeth of the skeletons was compared to that of the plague which killed 60 in
Madagasacar recently and it's basically identical, not more virulant, so for it to have spread so rapidly and to have killed so many in such a short
period of time the disease must have been spread by coughs and sneezes, so it was airborne, pneumonic rather than bubonic plague.
Quote - 'According to scientists working at Public Health England in Porton Down, for any plague to spread at such a pace it must have got into the
lungs of victims who were malnourished and then been spread by coughs and sneezes. It was therefore a pneumonic plague rather than a bubonic plague.
Infection was spread human to human, rather than by rat fleas that bit a sick person and then bit another victim'.
Makes you wonder how much more of the history that we have been taught is wrong.
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