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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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2009-08-03 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.

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.

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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.

2006-01-10 13:20:00

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.

2005-08-26 19:38:41

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.


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