The Black Death bacteria continues to kill

by @NTNUhealth 13 November 2014
Egil Lien med verneutstyr

Egil Lien wearing safety gear at the lab.

It took almost six months for Egil Lien to get permission from the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the US to study the plague bacteria that, in its time, killed half of Norway’s population. Now, an antibiotic-resistant strain of the bacteria has been found.

As the bacteria responsible for killing a large part of Europe’s population during the Black Death, the plague bacteria Yersinia pestis has a long kill list on its conscience.


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