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Coral White Plague Is Viral Not Bacterial
2013-09-13 09:53:53

A 'white plague' has been decimating marine corals in the Caribbean, and researchers now believe the culprit may be a virus, not bacteria.

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.

Sugar-based Detection Method Enables Easy And Accurate Identification Of The Yersinia Pestis Bacterium
2013-07-24 15:00:29

Diagnosing the presence of Yersinia pestis, the cause of plague, may soon be easier than ever before.

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.


Word of the Day
cowpooling
  • The practice of two or more parties jointly purchasing all or part of a butchered cow and dividing the meat between them.
The word 'cowpooling' was formed on the model of 'carpooling'.