Bacteria and Diseases

 

incertae sedis: Bacteria

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Loriella osteophila Borzì, 1892 - - Papua New Guinea Rediscovered Access
Pasteuria ramosa Metchnikoff, 1888 - - Europe Redicovered Access

 

 

incertae sedis: Diseases (Pathogens)

Disease Name Pathogen First/Last Known Case Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Black Death1 Yersinia pestis strain Before 1346 to 1353? Northern Hemisphere Dormant? Access
Rinderpest Rinderpest virus <3,000 BC to 2001 Global Still kept in laboratories Access
Small pox Variola virus (two variants: Variola major and Variola minor) c. 1500 BC to 1978 ? Still kept in laboratories Access

 

References:

1 Bos, Kirsten I. et al. (2011). A draft genome of Yersinia pestis from victims of the Black Death. Nature 478(7370): 506–510.