Plague is a serious bacterial infection that's transmitted primarily by fleas. The organism that causes plague, Yersinia pestis, lives in small rodents found most commonly in rural and semirural areas of Africa, Asia and the United States.

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Title: Galen and the Antonine Plague Created Date: 20160811000638Z Aug 30, 2016 · Documented in a wide range of sources across the entire empire, there is a strong case to be made that it was a mortality event at least on par with the Antonine Plague (Harper Reference Harper 2015). While there are few price observations in the decade or two after the outbreak of the Antonine Plague, in the case of the Plague of Cyprian the Jun 13, 2019 · Until recently it was thought that the Antonine Plague could possibly have been a measles epidemic. However, recent scientific data have eliminated this possibility. See Y. Furuse, A. Suzuki and H. Oshitani, “Origin of the Measles Virus: Divergence from Rinderpest Virus Between the 11th and 12th Centuries,” Virology 7 (2010), pp. 52–55. The Antonine Plague, was named after the emperor whose reign it originated in, Aurelius Antoninus according to Louise Cilliers and Francis Retief. Historical sources suggest that Roman soldiers returning from campaign in Mesopotamia spread the disease, which lasted from 165-180 AD. lead us to think that the Antonine plague was caused by smallpox, palaeopathological confirmation is lacking. Some archaeological evidence (such as terracotta finds) from Italy might reinforce this opinion. In these finds, some details can be observed, suggesting the artist's purpose to represent the classic