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2013-05-14 23:34:40

Padmore Books author, Ila Monroe, writes a thriller to spark a conversation about deadly infections that occur daily in the medical wards, but go unreported. Miami,

Locust Plague Devouring Madagascar, $41M Needed To Combat Infestation
2013-03-28 08:11:51

A plague has gripped Madagascar and a UN body says the country will need $41 million over three years to help fight off an infestation that has gripped more than half of the world’s fourth-largest island.

UK Railway Project Unearths Possible Black Death Plague Graves
2013-03-17 08:54:20

More than a dozen bodies believed to be those of plague victims have been unearthed by excavation workers working on the construction of a new railroad in the UK.

2013-03-16 23:02:52

Fleas and ticks are troublesome for pet owners.

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.

US Health Officials Warn International Community Over Hantavirus Outbreak
2012-09-05 11:24:55

A week after Yosemite National Park officials reported two cases of deaths caused from contact with feces and urine from Hantavirus-infected rodents, US health officials jumped onboard to alert the international community.

Prehistoric Flea-Like Insects Were A Mean Bunch
2012-05-02 07:09:47

Massive flea-like insect fossils discovered by Chinese scientists are believed to be the oldest of their kind, and may have feasted on dinosaurs some 165 million years ago, according to zoologists who analyzed the creatures.


Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.