New evidence shows the Black Death had to have been airborne -- and not caused by rat fleas

steve_davis3/31/2014 8:58:41 am PDT

Yep. My understanding was always that bubonic plague had a component that allowed it to be spread via air, once it had established itself in a person. I seem to recall that getting infected from a flea was actually a good thing, because you had SOME chance of survival, whereas lethality of the airborne form was pretty much not only fatal, but fatal within hours of exposure.