Tag: Bubonic Plague

Mongolian Couple Die Of Bubonic Plague After Eating Large Rodent's Raw Kidney For Good Health

A couple in Mongolia died after eating the raw meat of a marmot for good health. The incident happened despite warnings that the large rodent is a known carrier of the Yersinia pestis.

Public Health May 7, 2019

Idaho Boy Diagnosed With Bubonic Plague, What To Know About The Disease

An Idaho boy was diagnosed with the plague, but authorities are unsure whether he got it from his home state of from his trip to Oregon. The public is advised to avoid interactions with wild rodents, whether dead or alive.

Public Health June 17, 2018

Black Plague Spread By Human Parasites Not Rats, New Study Claims

A new study claimed that human parasites spread the devastating black plague in medieval Europe. It is generally believed that rats and their fleas caused the widespread endemic that killed millions of people.

Ancient January 16, 2018

Fleas In Arizona Found Positive For Bubonic Plague

Health authorities warned the public to observe precautions after fleas were found positive for bubonic plague. The disease once known as the Black Death killed hundreds in the Middle Ages.

Public Health August 15, 2017

Oregon Teen Contracts Bubonic Plague: Here's What You Need To Know About This Deadly Disease

A 16-year-old girl in Oregon was admitted to an intensive care unit on Oct. 24 due to bubonic plague, which marks the 16th documented case of the illness in the United States. Health officials speculated that the teen got the disease from a flea bite during a trip.

Life October 31, 2015

Teenage Girl In Oregon Contracts Bubonic Plague After Hunting Trip

The victim was reported to have contracted bubonic plague from a flea bite during an Oct. 16 hunting trip near the city of Heppner in Oregon. Widespread during medieval times, recent decades have seen the disease average seven annual human cases in the U.S.

Life October 30, 2015

Black Death Bacterium Found in 5,000-Year Old Teeth: What This Reveals About Human History

Researchers came up with new discoveries about the black death bacterium that causes plague. Through the study of ancient human teeth, new insights about human history were revealed.

Life October 25, 2015

Flea Trapped In Amber For 20 Million Years May Harbor Bacterial Ancestor Of The Black Death

The finding could be evidence the bacteria responsible for the Black Death existed for millions of years, a study says. It may even have predated the existence of humans.

September 30, 2015

Genetic Changes Turned Stomach Bug Into Deadly Pathogen Responsible For Black Death

The bubonic plague, known also as the Black Death, was not deadly until the bacteria acquired certain mutations. What changes occurred that turned a harmless stomach bug into a deadly pathogen?

Life July 1, 2015

Disease-Carrying Fleas Hitch Rides On New York City Rats

New York City rats are hosting fleas that could carry diseases, including the bubonic plague. Is there reason to be worried?

Life March 3, 2015

Apparently Rats Didn't Cause Black Death: It Was The Gerbils

Gerbils, and not black rats, may have spread the black death from Asia to Europe, new research reveals.

February 24, 2015

Bubonic Plague Spreading Through Madagascar

In outbreak of bubonic plague in Madagascar, officials confirm cases in the country's capital city. Capital Antananarivo has not seen a confirmed case in 10 years, health officials say.

Life November 26, 2014

Following bubonic plague death, China seals off town of 30,000

After a man died due to bubonic plague, China sealed off Yumen, Gansu province which was turned into quarantine zones. One million yuan is allotted for vaccinations.

Life July 23, 2014

Bubonic plague DNA discovered in teeth hints at future outbreak

The Black Death and the Plague of Justinian were caused by different strains of the same bacteria and scientists are warning of the possibility of future outbreak.

Life January 29, 2014

Bubonic plague is not dead as Black Death hits Madagascar

The disease that killed a third of the world's population in the Middle Ages is responsible for 39 deaths in Madagascar.

Life December 13, 2013

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