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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

'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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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