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(Scientists) recreate the plague 1/29/14

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    PUBLISHED ON JANUARY 29, 2014

    PROVIDED BY CNNNEXT.COM

    Scientists may have taken a page out of the movie "28 Days Later" when st

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    PUBLISHED ON JANUARY 29, 2014

    PROVIDED BY CNNNEXT.COM

    Scientists may have taken a page out of the movie "28 Days Later" when studying the Justinian Plague.

    Researchers looked at the DNA found in the teeth of two Germans who died 1,500 years ago of the Justinian Plague, and used the DNA scrapings to recreate the bacteria.

    They found that the bacteria caused both the Justinian Plague and the Black Plague of the Middle Ages.

    RT's Ameera David takes a look at the deadly impact if the plague were to become airborne.



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