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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, 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 Tuesday, December 10th, 2013
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Madagascar reports outbreak of bubonic plague in the town of Mandritsara

An outbreak of bubonic plague is being reported from the city of Mandritsara in northern Madagascar, according to a BBC report today. Testing carried out by the Pasteur Institute of Madagascar on the 20 or so More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, November 3rd, 2013
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New Mexico: Plague takes the life of Bernalillo County man

New Mexico health authorities are reporting the fourth case of human plague and the first fatality of 2013 in an 80-year-old Bernalillo County man. Image/David Benbennick Confirmation testing for the plague bacterium, 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...

By Robert Herriman On Wednesday, September 11th, 2013
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New Mexico reports second human case of plague of 2013 in Torrance County girl

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDH) announced today a probable case of plague in an 11-year-old girl from Torrance County, according to a health department press release Tuesday. Flea Image/CDC This is the More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, August 27th, 2013
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Kyrgyzstan: One dead, three others sickened by bubonic plague; First cases in three decades

Health officials in the Central Asian country of  Kyrgyzstan are reporting that a teenage boy  from the small mountain village Ichke-Zhergez in the east of the country died from the bubonic plague, according More...

By Robert Herriman On Saturday, May 11th, 2013
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San Diego County: Squirrel tests positive for plague on Palomar Mountain

San Diego County Environmental Health (DEH) officials are advising campers and hikers to take extra care as a ground squirrel trapped at the Cedar Grove Campground on Palomar Mountain tested positive for plague, 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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