CHICAGO — The University of Chicago Medical Center says the infection that killed a scientist may be connected to bacteria he researched that cause bubonic plague.
The university said Saturday that its researcher studied the genetics of harmful bacteria including Yersinia pestis, which causes the illness.
The researcher died Sept. 13. His name and age haven't been released.
The medical center says the bacteria he worked with were a weakened strain that isn't known to cause illness in healthy adults.