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Gerbils May Have Caused The Black Plague

Gerbils May Have Caused The Black Plague

Although the great gerbil may have been the cause of the Black Plague, rats may have helped maintain it.

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  1. "The Great Gerbil" species of gerbil are likely the animals responsible for high transmission rates of the Black Plague. 00:25

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