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2009-08-10 06:15:00

Chinese authorities have halted the quarantine that was set upon a small town of 10,000 people in order to contain a lethal epidemic of pneumonic plague.

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2009-08-06 12:42:42

Chinese state media reported that a dog is suspected to be the origin of an outbreak of pneumonic plague in northwest China that has left 10,000 people under strict quarantine and resulted in the deaths of three people.

2009-08-03 16:00:03

A new oral vaccine against sylvatic plague is showing significant promise in the laboratory as a way to protect prairie dogs and may eventually protect endangered black-footed ferrets who now get the disease by eating infected prairie dogs, according to results by a USGS researcher at the USGS National Wildlife Health Center.

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2009-08-03 05:53:43

According to health authorities, thousands of people are under quarantine in a Tibetan town in northwest China after two men died of pneumonic plague and 11 others were confirmed to be infected.

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2009-06-18 06:12:59

The World Health Organization is looking into a potential outbreak of bubonic plague in Libya near the Egyptian border.

2009-06-11 12:24:05

Health Department officials say residents of Santa Fe County, N.M., should take precautions amid three confirmed cases of bubonic plague in the county. Paul Ettestad, the state public health veterinarian, said residents also need to be cautious with pets that are allowed outside because the county is seeing a number of bubonic plague cases involving animals, The (Santa Fe) New Mexican said Thursday. Besides the human cases, we're also having animal cases, Ettestad said.

2009-05-26 14:12:07

German scientists say they have discovered how bacteria measure temperature and thereby control rates of infection. Researchers at the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research in Braunschweig and the Braunschweig Technical University say they've show, for the first time, bacteria of the Yersinia genus possess a unique protein thermometer -- the protein RovA -- which assists them in the infection process. The scientists said RovA is a multi-functional sensor, measuring both the temperature of...

2009-04-21 08:45:00

HUBBARD, Ohio, April 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NanoLogix, Inc. (OTC: NNLX) -- NanoLogix Inc. has begun construction on a 2,800 square foot manufacturing facility at its headquarters in Hubbard, Ohio.

2009-04-13 08:45:00

HUBBARD, Ohio, April 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NanoLogix, Inc.

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2009-03-13 07:40:00

Researchers in Italy have uncovered what appears to be the remains of a female "vampire" in Venice


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upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.