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28/01/2014 DNA analysis reval origin of the Justinian plague

The Plague of Justinian was a pandemic that afflicted the Eastern Roman Empire, the Sassanid Empire, and ports around the Mediterranean Sea. It resulted in the deaths of an estimated 25 to 50 million people (13% of the world's population). It was the first instance of bubonic plague, caused by Yersinia pestis.