Path of Plague Pandemics (image) Cell Press Share Print E-Mail Caption This visual abstract depicts the findings of Spyrou et al., who sequenced historical Yersinia pestisgenomes from victims of the Black Death and subsequent outbreaks in Europe. Their data suggest a connection between the Black Death and the modern-day plague pandemic as well as the persistence of plague in Europe between the 14th and 18th centuries. Credit Spyrou et al./Cell Host & Microbe 2016 Usage Restrictions Credit Required. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.