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Meet Dr Sheila MacIntrye

In this video, Dr Sheila MacIntrye, to discuss her research on the bacteria Yersinia pestis which is the cause of plague.

In this video, I meet with Dr Sheila MacIntrye to discuss her research on the bacterium Yersinia pestis, that you learnt in the previous Step has caused several plague pandemics over the past few centuries.

Many people commonly assume plague has been eradicated. Were you as surprised as I was to hear that plague still exists today?

It would be interesting to hear if you’ve watched a period drama or film that has dramatised the effects of plague or other infectious diseases. Share your thoughts in the comments area below.

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