The plague is one of the biggest scourges of mankind, which killed about a quarter of the European population in the 14th century. How did it come to a stop? An international team of researchers led by Ben Krause-Kyora from the Institute of Clinical Molecular Biology (IKMB) at Kiel University in Germany (CAU) has now uncovered a mechanism that, among other factors, may have contributed to the end of the second pandemic.
How do epedemics come to a stop? Scientists of Kiel University consider genetic mutation of the pathogens as a possible cause.