Infectious disease modelling study casts doubt on the Justinianic Plague’s impact

May 3, 2020 - General

Many have claimed the Justinianic Plague (c. 541-750 CE) killed half of the population of Roman Empire. Now, historical research and mathematical modeling challenge the death rate and severity of this first plague pandemic.
The plague of Justinian, which has been linked to the decline of the Western Roman empire,
has been a renewed area of research in recent years [Credit: Alamy]

Researchers Lauren White, PhD and Lee Mordechai, PhD,…

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