Researchers Samuel Cohn and Philip Slavin have called into question the role rats played in spreading the plague.
While undeniably devastating, the plague was not as widespread or as deadly as has long been believed.
A resurgence of the bubonic plague in China has been raising eyebrows this week, but just how dangerous is it?
A 20 million-year-old flea trapped in amber is thought to be carrying the ancestor of Black Death.
Scientists believe that rats may not have been responsible for the Black Death in Europe after all.
More than a dozen skeletons have been discovered buried underneath a busy part of central London.
An Oregan man has contracted the infamous Black Death plague after being bitten by a cat.
Scientists have determined the bacteria responsible for the "Black Death" during the middle ages.