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Plague rat experiment - Timewatch - BBC

Suspecting that the Black Death was being spread by rat fleas, a brilliant young French doctor called Paul Louis Simond conducted an experiment to see whether a plague rat could transmit the disease to a healthy rat. Fascinating clip from the Timewatch: The Mystery of the Black Death. Watch more high quality videos on the BBC Worldwide YouTube channel here: http://www.youtube.com/bbcworldwide
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