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Science Recover Genome of Black Death, Hope to Rec

Richard.Tao (1150683) writes | more than 2 years ago

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Richard.Tao (1150683) writes "From the "what could possibly go wrong?" section of news today scientists have recovered the RNA of the virus that caused the plague through digging through an English mass grave and compiling the genetics of the virus's. Though the plague still persists, scientists have believe the ancient strain was different due to a different onset of symptoms."
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Jennifer3000 (921441) | more than 2 years ago | (#37720730)

OMFG.... First of all, the Black (or bubonic) Plague is NOT caused by a virus - it's caused by a bacterium. Second, the plural of the word "virus" is "viruses" - NOT the pseudo-Latin bastardization "virii"; nor is it (as above) the pathetically incorrect "virus's". I would not have made these embarrassing mistakes later than elementary school. Sweet zombie Jesus.
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