Latest Plague Stories
The FDA has announced its approval of the antibacterial agent levofloxacin, or “Levaquin,” to treat and prevent the plague. Manufactured by Johnson & Johnson, Levaquin was approved under the FDA’s Animal Efficacy rule which allows results from animal testing to be studied if such tests on humans aren’t ethical or feasible.
Among medical mysteries baffling many infectious disease experts is exactly how the deadly pneumonic plague bacterium, Yersinia pestis, goes undetected in the first few day of lung infection, often until it's too late for medical treatment.
A year ago Serious Games Interactive released the first episode in the Playing History educational game series, “Playing History: The Plague”.
Scientists have successfully mapped the complete genome of the Black Death - the bubonic plague that wiped out 50 million Europeans between 1347 and 1351.
According to a study published Tuesday, a less virulent version of the 14th century's Black Death plague is still present today.
A cattle disease that has caused millions of people to die of starvation for hundreds of centuries has been declared eradicated from the world, according to world animal health body OIE.
The risk of deadly hantavirus outbreaks in people can be predicted months ahead of time by using satellite images to monitor surges in vegetation that boost mouse populations, a University of Utah study says.
There is an ongoing battle in the â€œwar on terrorâ€ that remains mostly unseen to the public -- a race between scientists working to develop a vaccine to protect against plague and the terrorists who seek to use plague as a weapon.