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Scientists create Black Death family tree

Scientists have constructed the first view of the Black Death bacterium's entire family tree. The analysis shows how some family members evolve to become harmful.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

London skeletons reveal the 'Black Death'

Twenty-five skeletons uncovered in London last year appear to have been part of a larger burial ground for plague victims, according to laboratory tests.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

Not fleas but humans spread ‘Back Death’ in Medieval London

London - New archaeological and forensic evidence suggests that the great plague epidemic of 14th-Century London was airborne and spread via coughing and sneezing of people, not by flea bites.
In the Media by Ernest Dempsey

Could the ‘plague’ become a re-emerging infectious disease?

The discovery of the London 14th century plague pits has triggered an interesting debate amongst scientists and historians: could the plague ever re-emerge on a similar level in the twenty-first century?
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

Video: Archaeologists uncover 'Black Death' skeletons in London

London - Archaeologists believe they may have uncovered the burial site of more than 50,000 victims of the Black Death that hit the city of London in 1348.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 3 comments

7-yr-old Sierra Jane Downing catches bubonic plague from fleas

Denver - A 7-year-old girl from Pagosa Springs, Sierra Jane Downing fell sick after she returned from a camping trip in Colorado. Her parents thought she had the flu, but after a seizure, they rushed her to a hospital where she was diagnosed with bubonic plague.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 2 comments

Oregon man hospitalized with likely case of 'Black Death'

Bend - An Oregon man has allegedly become ill with the bubonic plague after he was bitten by a stray cat. The man, who was trying to pull a mouse out of the cat's mouth when he was bitten, is in critical condition at the St. Charles Medical Center, Bend.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 1 comment

Plague originated in China, spread through trade routes: Study

The plague pathogen originated in or near China. Then it evolved and emerged multiple times to cause global pandemics. And it spread far and wide, an international team of scientists has found using DNA fingerprinting analyses.
In the Media by Subir Ghosh - 1 comment

The Black Death Claims Algerian Al Qaeda Cell

It is believed that the Black Death has come to an Al Qaeda Algerian training camp. Reports are coming in that 40 members of the terrorist group have died from Bubonic Plague.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 3 comments

Did The Plague Pick Its Victims?

Was the Black Death really the bubonic plague or could it have been caused by a viral hemorrhagic fever? Did the disease pick out its victims depending on their overall health? It appears that being frail did make a difference when it came to the illness.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 1 comment

The Plague is Re-emerging Worldwide

Researchers warned Tuesday that the plague is re-emerging worldwide and poses a growing but overlooked threat. The plague has only killed 100 to 200 people over the last 20 years, but the plague is now shifting to Africa.
In the Media by ashley.woods4 - 2 comments

Fleas May Not Have Caused the Black Death

"For centuries, rats and fleas have been fingered as the culprits responsible for the Black Death, the medieval plague that killed as many as two thirds of Europe’s population." But the disease may have had another cause.
In the Media by unusualsuspect - 17 comments
 

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Sierra Jane is recovering in a Denver Hospital after contracting Bubonic Plague from a dead squirrel...
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