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The last major outbreak of the bubonic plague was in China in the late 1800s. It was called The Third Plague Pandemic and it caused the death of 12 million people. During this plague that affected mostly India and China at the end of the 19th Century, French researchers were able to isolate the bacteria that causes the bubonic plague and also discovered how rodents are a vector for the disease to spread.

China bubonic plague spreads: Second village SEALED OFF as another death sparks lockdown | World | News | Express.co.uk