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  • Will the Black Death return

    Discover examines the chances for a new plague epidemic, pointing to isolated cases of the disease in recent decades. The article tells the history of the "black death's" dissemination and cites scientific studies on plague epidemics in Europe, China and India. The story reveals that Russian bioweapon scientists have developed an antibiotic-resistant plague, and warns against the risk of using plague or anthrax as formidable weapons in bioterrorism wars. Plague can never be eradicated, because it hides in animal reservoirs, finds Discover.