Flora and Fauna | Nation | Science

Widespread Plague In Wildlife Threatens Western Ecosystems

NPR | Oct. 24, 2013 7:26 a.m.

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Elizabeth Shogren

For most of us, plague is something that maybe we read about in history books. In the 14th Century, it wiped out half of Europe’s population. But the bacteria is busy killing wildlife now in the American West. By studying small mammals scientists have learned that plague is far more pervasive a killer than anyone thought.


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