Familial Mediterranean fever and the bubonic plague (image) NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute Share Print E-Mail Caption An animation depicting specific genomic variants that cause a disease called familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) may also confer increased resilience to the plague. Credit Credit: Ernesto Del Aguila III, NHGRI. Usage Restrictions Please include the appropriate credit when using the image. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.