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By Guest Author On Monday, February 12th, 2018
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Diseases Directly Transmitted by Rodents

If you’ve been of the opinion that mice, rats, and other similar rodents are cute and cuddly, you’re likely to change that opinion once you finish reading this article. Not only can they cause damage to your More...

By Stephen Nevets On Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
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New ‘Inferno’ trailer has Tom Hanks stopping the plague without his memory

Another Dan Brown novel will be adapted for the big screen as Ron Howard and Tom Hanks team up again to bring fans Inferno and the latest trailer dives deeper into the plot and storyline. Hanks returns as symbologist More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, November 5th, 2015
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Colorado: Plague suspected in Dead Prairie Dog at Bobcat Ridge

A likely plague infected prairie dog was found at Bobcat Ridge Natural Area last weekend. Prairie DogsImage/Singer Ron, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service The prairie dog colony where the infected animal was found has More...

By Butter Bracco On Sunday, November 1st, 2015
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PETA care package for Oregon teen plague victim: ‘Enjoy nature in nonviolent ways’

Last week, Outbreak News Today reported on the country’s 16th human plague case in an Oregon teenager who contracted the serious bacterial infection while on a hunting trip two weeks ago. Flea Image/CDC Fortunately, More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, September 24th, 2015
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Septicemic plague case reported in Santa Fe County, 4th plague case in New Mexico this year

A Santa Fe County, NM woman has been laboratory confirmed positive for Yersinia pestis, the bacterial agent of plague, making this the fourth human plague case in New Mexico in 2015. The 73-year-old woman was hospitalized More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, September 12th, 2015
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Michigan via Colorado: 14th plague case reported in US

Reminiscent of the human plague case in August in a Georgia patient who contracted bubonic plague while visiting California’s Yosemite National Park, local media in Chaffee County, CO report on a case in a More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, July 26th, 2014
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Mountain Lion and Coati are the latest animal plague deaths reported in New Mexico

The New Mexico Department of Health and the Department of Game and Fish report continuing instances of plague in the East Mountain area, which includes parts of Bernalillo, Torrance, and Santa Fe counties. Two animals, More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, July 21st, 2014
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New Mexico reports second human plague case of 2014

The New Mexico Department of Health is reporting a case of plague in a 43-year-old woman from Rio Arriba County who is currently hospitalized. Confirmatory testing was conducted at the Department’s Scientific More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, July 18th, 2014
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Colorado reports three more plague cases, all had contact with dog that died

In a follow-up to a story last week of a Colorado man and his pet dog who contracted plague, The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has identified three additional Colorado residents positive More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
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South Dakota: Sylvatic plague vaccine for prairie dogs being tested in Wind Cave National Park

Wind Cave National Park is one of 34 areas testing a vaccine to prevent the spread of sylvatic plague in prairie dog populations. If successful, it could be used to protect the park’s endangered black-footed More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, July 11th, 2014
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Colorado resident tests positive for pneumonic plague, family dogs dies from plague

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment laboratory identified pneumonic plague in a Colorado resident earlier this week. Investigation revealed the family dog had recently died unexpectedly. The More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, May 25th, 2014
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New Mexico reports increased plague activity as several pets become infected this year

The East Mountain area of New Mexico is seeing increased plague activity, prompting state health officials to advise the public to take precautions to prevent plague if spending time outdoors in this area. The East More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, May 10th, 2014
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Bubonic plague: Medieval Black Death may have improved public health, study concludes

PRESS RELEASE A new study suggests that people who survived the medieval mass-killing plague known as the Black Death lived significantly longer and were healthier than people who lived before the epidemic struck More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, April 25th, 2014
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New Mexico reports first human plague case of 2014 in Torrance County Man

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) has reported today the first case of human plague of the year in the state and in the United States in a man from Torrance County.  Confirmatory testing is being More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, December 12th, 2013
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Peru teen dies from pneumonic plague

A 17-year-old boy in the La Libertad region in northwestern Peru has died from a case of pneumonic plague, according to a  diario16 report Dec. 10. Image/CIA The unnamed victim lived with his family in the More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, October 26th, 2013
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Talking plague and the situation in New Mexico with Dr. Paul Ettestad

Plague is alive and well in the southwestern United States, particularly in New Mexico where the state has reported three human plague cases in 2013. This image depicts a magnified view of an oriental rat flea, More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, October 10th, 2013
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Madagascar prison and ICRC work to battle plague by eliminating rats

Of all the countries on the planet, only the Congo recorded more cases of human plague than Madagascar during the last decade. Capturing ratsImage/Video Screen Shot The decade before, the island country was the More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, September 27th, 2013
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New Mexico reports third human plague case of 2013 in Santa Fe County man

The New Mexico Department of Health announced yesterday the third case of human plague of the year in a 52-year-old Santa Fe County man. Health officials say there will be an environmental investigation at the More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, September 16th, 2013
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Congo, Madagascar top countries reporting most plague 2000-2009, US reports 57 cases

Of the 21,725 cases of human plague reported globally during the first decade of the 21st century, 97 percent of the cases were reported from the African continent, according to a newly published report in The More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, September 15th, 2013
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My list of the five deadliest communicable diseases

I was reading a very interesting article entitled “The Five Deadliest Diseases in History” ( no longer available, unfortunately) where the author looked at the deadliest diseases in history in terms of number More...


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