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The Plague Trail

The innocent-sounding children's song "Ring Around the Rosy," is actually a description of the symptoms of the plague, also known as the "Black Death," which peaked in Europe between 1348 and 1350, still exists in animal populations around the world, and has resurfaced in humans in Africa and Madagascar. It's been wiped out in the West, since the rats that carried it have all been eaten by the newly arrived, bigger, Norwegian rats. But a team of scientists thinks it's a good idea to trace this pandemic anyway, so globalization doesn't cause something similar to happen again.

This time, they're using DNA analysis. Researcher Paul Keim says, "This work is more of a model for our control of epidemic diseases such as Salmonella, E. coli and influenza. Plague took advantage of human commercial traffic on a global scale, just as the flu and food-borne diseases do today."

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