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Thursday, April 27
After a University of Chicago geneticist died after researching plague
virus bacteria on Sept. 13, federal health investigators arrived in Chicago yesterday to check it out. About 100 people who might have been exposed to the nasty Yersenia pestis bacteria have been given antibiotics as a precaution, and city health officials are saying there is no evidence of a spread.