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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

2009-03-04 10:28:00

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- SenesTech, Inc. scientists, Drs.

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2009-02-07 13:40:00

Nuns and priests risked their lives to care for plague victims in Renaissance France, says a new study that associates contact with infectious plague victims to the demise of many religious order constituents.


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bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.