plague

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What You Might Have Missed in History Class: Black Death is Still Here and Closer Than You May Think
Jun 29, 2018 | Lauren Goodwin

    In case you haven’t been in a history class in a while, let’s set a scene for you. The year is 1347 and you are at the Messina port in Sicily....

Outbreaks of 2015 - A Year in Review
Dec 29, 2015 | Emily Cohn

‘Tis the season for the obligatory “best of” lists for 2015. We thought we’d take a look back at some of this year’s notable diseases and outbreaks....

Black Death is Back: Second Plague Death Reported in Colorado
Aug 16, 2015 | Emily Cohn

The Black Death is Back?   On August 5th, Colorado reported it’s second plague death in 2015 and the state has seen four human cases so far this year...

Dog Found to be Source of Colorado Plague Outbreak
May 11, 2015 | Emily Cohn

Recently, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported that in July 2014 a Colorado man contracted plague from his dog [1]. Furthermore, three...

Spotlight: Oh, You Dirty Rat!
Jan 9, 2014 | Katharine York

We’ve covered a lot of diseases over the past few years, but what we haven’t covered much of are the vectors that carry them. A few months ago, we...

Madagascar's Plague Outbreak
Jan 3, 2014 | Amy L. Sonricker Hansen

During the month of December, the island nation of Madagascar reported cases of both bubonic and pneumonic plague. Mandritsara, a remote village in...

Bubonic Plague Presence in Kyrgyzstan
Sep 5, 2013 | Steven Purcell

A 15 year old boy died from bubonic plague in Kyrgyzstan last week. Purportedly, his was the first known case in the country for 30 years. It was...

Officials Find Plague in California Squirrel
Jul 30, 2013 | Naomi Nkinsi

Table Mountain campgrounds at Angeles National Forest closed on July 24 after officials found plague bacteria in a squirrel in the area, according to...

From Poor to Rich: The Migration of the Plague in the United States
Jun 21, 2012 | Alex Ocampo

The plague, once a disease affecting mostly lower socioeconomic communities in the United States, has made a shift to middle and upper class...

Plague Continues to Spread in Madagascar
Mar 18, 2011 | healthmap

Since early February 2011 deaths from both pneumonic and bubonic plague have been occurring in Northern Madagascar. As of February 23rd a total of 45...