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Re: Amber May Release Ancient Disease-Causing Microbes



On Tue, 11 Oct 1994, Tom Holtz wrote:

> Actually, the bubonic plague has been kicking around for quite a long time
> in southern Asia.  It was the increase in European-Middle Eastern-Asian
> trade during the mid-Middle Ages that brought the disease to Europe.
> 
> One aspect of this debate that hasn't been brought up is the fact that our
> ancestors weathered diseases in the past, so we might have some immunity
> for them left in our genes.

        Bubonic plague also is endemic in Wyoming.

Roger Taylor, Jr.
Western Wyoming College