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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. Local authorities took the order away on Saturday after no new cases were found or reported in a week, the Beijing News daily announced. The presence of the very vituperative disease killed three people in Ziketan, a town in the Qinghai province in China's northwest region. Ziketan locals contacted by AFP Wednesday noted that some...

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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. A 32-year-old herdsman in Ziketan in Qinghai province died due to the infection, and his 37-year-old neighbor also passed away on Sunday. Many of the others infected are relatives of the men and are being held in a hospital, authorities said. A team of experts has been sent to the town, and no...

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...

2009-05-20 13:50:36

Researchers at the Helmholtz Center demonstrate how bacteria measure temperature and thereby control infection Researchers in the "Molecular Infection Biology group" at the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) in Braunschweig and the Braunschweig Technical University could now demonstrate for the first time that bacteria of the Yersinia genus possess a unique protein thermometer "“ the protein RovA - which assists them in the infection process. RovA is a multi-functional...

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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. The study is one of the first to discover that the plague, a fatal bacterial disease called "the Black Death," can be swiftly and precisely found in ancient human remains. A few women who perished after aiding plague victims were Benedictine nuns that lived in the Sainte-Croix Abbey's...

2006-01-10 13:20:00

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A vaccine against Yersinia pestis, which scientists grew in tobacco plants, effectively protected guinea pigs against a lethal aerosol exposure to this bacterium that causes the plague, also known as the "bubonic plague," or the "black death," which killed millions of people in Europe during the Middle Ages. This report demonstrates the ability of a "rapid and highly scalable" plant expression system to produce a vaccine that generates an immune response against Y....

2005-08-26 19:38:41

DURHAM, N.C. "“ Researchers at Duke University Medical Center have identified a previously unknown family of virulence factors that make the bacterium responsible for the plague especially efficient at killing its host. In the process, the team not only demonstrated that the use of the common roundworm is a valid model for studying the virulence of Yersinia pestis, the bacterium that causes plague. They also showed that the interaction between Y. pestis and the worm is quite similar to...


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