The analysis showed that women with black African heritage had a higher risk of dying from the plague than white individuals of the same age.

Bubonic plague bacteria taken from a patient Researchers say the mystery of the origin of the Black Death solved

Bubonic plague, caused by the bacteria Yersinia pestis, caused an outbreak in England in 1348.

At the beginning of the crisis, it emerged that black people were four times more likely to die than white people