Why You Should Never Mix German Scientists and Ugandan Monkeys

To set the scene, it’s 1967 in the city of Marburg, Germany. Scientists were working to find a Polio vaccine. It’s common practice for scientists to use animals in the processes of finding and testing vaccines, and these particular scientists animal of choice: African Green Monkeys from Uganda. Unfortunate for them, the monkeys were infected…

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A Smidgen of Information About The 1665 Great Plague of London

Roughly 5,000 to 10,000 years ago the bacteria named Yersinia pseudotuberculosis evolved to Yersinia pestis – known today as the culprit behind the infamous Bubonic plague. Throughout human history many outbreaks of the Bubonic plague have occurred, from the black death in Europe during the 1300’s to the recent 2014 and 2017 outbreaks in Madagascar.…

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