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To: blam
But wasn't the plague spread by fleas on rats or some such, which would mean that the mechanisms that suppress the extent of epidemics caused by overly aggressive viruses spread by human to human contact would not apply?
25 posted on 11/11/2005 7:09:32 PM PST by ThePythonicCow (To err is human; to moo is bovine.)
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To: ThePythonicCow
"But wasn't the plague spread by fleas on rats or some such, which would mean that the mechanisms that suppress the extent of epidemics caused by overly aggressive viruses spread by human to human contact would not apply?"

Yup. Rats/fleas. One of the researchers speculated that two things (two infectious agents) may have been going on at the same time.

32 posted on 11/11/2005 8:02:31 PM PST by blam
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