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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 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 Tuesday, December 24th, 2013
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Plague deaths in Madagascar up to 42 since September: UN

The number of plague cases and deaths are up to 84 and 42, respectively, in four of the country’s 112 districts since September according to the Madagascar Health Ministry. Madagascar map Image/Addicted04 More...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, December 18th, 2013
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Northern Peru pneumonic plague cluster grows to 6

In a follow up to a report last week, reports out of Northern Peru say that there are now six confirmed cases of the deadly bacterial disease.   This image depicts a magnified view of an oriental rat flea, More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, December 12th, 2013
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Madagascar plague update: ‘pneumonic plague’ also reported

In a follow-up to Tuesdays report about the bubonic plague outbreak in northern Madagascar, health officials on the island country have told the BBC that at least two of the cases are the more serious pneumonic 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 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...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, July 18th, 2013
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Saint Louis University looking for volunteers for plague vaccine

On average,  in the United States, there are about seven cases of plague annually, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data, in other words, it’s pretty rare.  The rare cases of More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, November 19th, 2012
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Plague outbreak kills six in Madagascar

An outbreak of the dangerous bacterial disease on the Big Island marks the beginning of plague season on the island nation in the Indian Ocean. Madagascar map Image/Addicted04 via Wikimedia commons The epidemiology More...


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