Tag archive for ‘bubonic plague’
By Guest Author On Monday, February 12th, 2018

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 Butter Bracco On Sunday, November 1st, 2015

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 The Dispatch On Saturday, May 10th, 2014

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 On Friday, April 25th, 2014

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 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 On Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

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 On Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

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 On Saturday, October 26th, 2013

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 On Thursday, October 10th, 2013

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 On Saturday, September 28th, 2013

All three bubonic plague cases in New Mexico have recovered: New Mexico health officials

In a follow-up to yesterday’s report of a third case of human plague being confirmed in New Mexico, state health officials are reporting that all three cases were bubonic and the three patients have recovered More...

By Robert 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 On Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

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 On Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

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 On Sunday, August 11th, 2013

Cat tests positive for plague in Southwest Colorado

Health officials in Durango are warning residents about a cat that tested positive for plague, according to San Juan Basin Health Department media release. Health officials say the cat is from the Bayfield area More...

By Robert On Saturday, May 11th, 2013

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...



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