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Gerbils bubonic plague
2015-02-24 12:15:39

Killing more than one third of the European population in the mid-14th century, the bubonic plague has long been blamed on rats that allegedly snuck onto sailing ships and transported disease-ridden fleas all over the continent. But, now, a new study currently appearing in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reveals that giant gerbils from Asia were more likely the rodents responsible for spreading the Black Death.

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2015-02-04 10:57:18

The plague might seem like a thing of the past, but in Madagascar, the World Health Organization has identified 119 cases of it, with more than 40 deaths confirmed.

Social Network Research Could Boost Conservation Efforts For Prairie Dogs
2014-07-29 03:28:36

Researchers using statistical tools to map social connections in prairie dogs have uncovered relationships that escaped traditional observational techniques, shedding light on prairie dog communities that may help limit the spread of bubonic plague and guide future conservation efforts.

Did Human Survivorship Improve Following The Black Death Epidemic?
2014-05-08 08:46:45

Killing tens of millions of Europeans during the mid-1300s, the medieval Black Death plague was one of the worst disease outbreaks humans have ever faced. But as devastating as the disease was, it may have helped human survival over the course of many generations...

London Crossrail Project Unearths History Of Black Death
2014-03-31 08:45:14

A forensic analysis of teeth taken from 660-year-old skeletons recently dug up during London’s Crossrail project excavations reveal that the corpses were the victims from the great Black Death pandemic of the 14th century.

Pathogen Responsible For Two Historical Plagues Could Reemerge
2014-01-28 10:26:57

New research has found that two separate plagues – the Plague of Justinian of 541 and the Black Death some 800 years later – were caused by different strains of the same pathogen.

Uncontrolled Deforestation Linked To Deadly Madagascar Plague
2013-12-16 08:37:38

When most people hear of the bubonic plague they tend to think of the Black Death pandemic that swept through the western world in the Middle Ages, wiping out nearly a quarter of the world’s population.

Plague-Infected Squirrel Leads To LA Campground Scare
2013-07-26 13:47:20

Several popular areas in the Angeles National Forest near Los Angeles, California were shut down Wednesday when a squirrel there tested positive for the plague.

Bubonic Plague Caught Just In Time, Young Girl Survives Ordeal
2012-09-06 10:50:22

A seven-year-old girl from Pagosa Springs, Colorado has survived the bubonic plague after a two week fight at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s.


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2005-09-08 11:45:51

PHOTO CAPTION: Scanning Electron Micrograph of a Flea (photo by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) / Janice Carr) Flea is the common name for any of the small wingless insects of the order Siphonaptera. Fleas are external parasites, living by hematophagy off the blood of mammals and birds. Some well known flea species include: Cat Flea (Ctenocephalides felis), Dog Flea (Ctenocephalides canis), Northern Rat Flea (Nosopsyllus fasciatus), Oriental Rat Flea (Xenopsylla...

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