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China 'seals off' town after man dies of bubonic plague

Beijing - A Chinese town has been sealed off and 151 people placed in quarantine since last week after a man died of bubonic plague, state media said Tuesday.
In the Media by AFP

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

DNA from ancient plague points to modern peril

Paris - "In some cases death came immediately; in others, after many days," the historian Procopius wrote as a terrifying disease scythed through Constantinople in 542 AD.
In the Media by Richard Ingham (AFP)

Pneumonic plague hits Madagascar

Cases of pneumonic plague have been reported in Madagascar during December 2013. Efforts to slow down the spread of bubonic plague by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Pasteur Institute, which began in 2012 appear unsuccessful.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Black Death and the Vampire's origin

Contrary to Bram Stoker's Drakula (1897) that has largely been accepted as the origin of modern-day vampire fiction, vampiric entities recorded in many cultures since prehistoric times do not necessarily involve blood-sucking activity.
In the Media by Eko Armunanto - 2 comments

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

'Thinking outside the box' saves Colorado girl from 'Black Death'

Denver - A young Colorado girl is reported to be recovering nicely in a local hospital after being diagnosed with Bubonic Plague. Sierra Jane Downing, 7 years-old, was on a picnic with her parents when she found a dead squirrel and asked to bury it.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 3 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

US East coast stink bug invasion has people bugged out

It's called the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug. Relatively new to the United States, the insect has had a good summer, and people are reporting home invasions of an epic, creepy-crawly variety.
In the Media by Stephanie Dearing - 7 comments

Plague-laden gopher found in Saskatchewan poses no health risk

Val Marie - Bubonic plague, the nasty bacterial disease that wiped out hundreds of thousands of people in the middle ages, has been found in a gopher in a Canadian national park.
In the Media by Stephanie Dearing - 4 comments

University Scientist's Death Possibly Caused by Bubonic Plague

A Chicago university scientist has died, possibly due to exposure to bacteria related to the bubonic plague. Health officials say there are no signs of other infections.
In the Media by Kevin Jess - 1 comment

With plague concerns in China, scientists look at spread of fleas

As concern spreads over the advancement of pneumonic plague in China, researchers look at the spread of plague-carrying fleas and the global impact their distribution represents.
In the Media by Michael Krebs

Plague alert hits China

A young man in north western China has died from pneumonic plague, leading to thousands of people being quarantined. The government has sealed off the town where the outbreak occurred.
In the Media by Jane Fazackarley - 2 comments

Plague Kills 90% of CT's Bats, Impact on National Ecology Feared

White-nose syndrome wiped out 90 per-cent of the bat population in Connecticut over the winter. The plague is currently racing across the country with the potential for devastating effects on the general ecology.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 1 comment

Plague-Infested Mice Missing From New Jersey Research Lab

Two frozen mice infected with the deadly bubonic plague were found missing from a bioterror research lab. The lab waited seven weeks to report the incident to the authorities.
In the Media by Chris V. Thangham - 2 comments

Scientists Discover Possible 21st Century Plague

Bacteria that can cause serious heart disease in humans are being spread by rat fleas, sparking concern that the infections could become a bigger problem in humans.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 6 comments

Romans made people less resistant to AIDS?

May be a bit late to ask for a refund on your genes, but there’s now reason to believe the Romans donated a gene to their former colonies that makes people more susceptible to AIDS. This is a relatively new principle of heredity, but it makes sense.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 5 comments

Professor Develops Vaccine to Protect Against Black Plague Bioterror Attack

A University of Central Florida researcher may have found a defense against the Black Plague, a disease that wiped out a third of Europe’s population in the Middle Ages.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 2 comments

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

Plague Reinvents Itself as Multi-Drug Resistant: Only One Case, But the Method is Familiar, and Worrying

Everyone’s old favorite, the Plague, has learned some new tricks. According to Terra Daily, the same multi drug resistant (MDR) gene sequences found in other diseases like Salmonella have now been identified in Plague.
In the Media by Paul Wallis

Plague in potato field, farmer hangs himself

In Bengal, India, a disease that destroys acres of potato in a matter of days has claimed its first human victim.
In the Media by Carolyn E. Price - 4 comments

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In the Media by KeithLDick

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