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BACK IN BLACK

Plague, the scourge of the Middle Ages, is now rare, but its potential as a bioterror weapon has led to a search for a vaccine

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BLACK DEATH: A chapel made from bones of people who perished from the plague during the Middle Ages. The disease is enough of a current threat that scientists are trying to develop a vaccine.
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