Latest Plague Stories
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.
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.
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.
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 practice of two or more parties jointly purchasing all or part of a butchered cow and dividing the meat between them.