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  • Avelox approved to fight plague
    Avelox approved to fight plague
    The FDA has approved Avelox (moxifloxacin) to treat patients with bubonic plague, pneumonic plague and septicemic plague. Plague can be spread to humans through bites from infected fleas, contact with infected animals (such as a recent outbreak...
  •  Colorado plague traced to pitbull
    Colorado plague traced to pitbull
    The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has traced an unexpected outbreak of the plague last summer to a 2-year old pitbull after a man who had come in contact with the canine had checked into a local hospital with what was...
  • Study: Blame the gerbil, not the rat, for Black Death
    Study: Blame the gerbil, not the rat, for Black Death
    New research shows Black Death’s origin goes back much further than we have ever known, and rats aren’t even involved. That’s right, the rat has been living down a crime it didn’t even commit for the last eight centuries...
  • Plague App
    Spread Your Information like a Plague with this new Social App
    With all the social media apps already available, and the hundreds or even thousands that keep getting launched every day, people are definitely being overloaded with more feeds, photos, status updates, and nonsense. So when I first downloaded...
  • Inection
    Plague outbreak: Travel not restricted after dozens of deaths
    Ebola is in Africa. Bird flu is in Europe. Norovirus is on cruise ships. Now, there is an outbreak. According to a Saturday, Nov. 22 report by Today Online, there is now a plague outbreak.The plague outbreak is in Madagascar. At the time of...
  • WHO: High risk of plague spreading in Madagascar's densely populated capital
    WHO: High risk of plague spreading in Madagascar's densely populated capital
    All these diseases we thought we had a handle on keep coming back with a vengeance. On Friday, the World Health Organization confirmed that an outbreak of the plague has killed 40 people since late August in Madagascar. Those 40 are just a few of...
  • No fleas here!
    Can cats carry plague?
    Don’t panic but the short answer is yes; only if plague has been confirmed in your area. As serious as plague is, it is not exactly epidemic in humans. An average of seven cases are reported each year according to the U.S. Centers for...
  • A Pale Horse
    An epidemic of plague and pestilence takes hold across the world
    In late July 2014, news of a possible worldwide outbreak of Ebola was announced due to an American named Patrick Sawyer who flew on two flights while transiting Liberia.Sawyer died several days after the flights.An international race immediately...
  • Yersinia pestis bacteria photo
    China bubonic plague: Government quarantines 'plague' city
    Reports out of China indicate that parts of the city of Yumen has been sealed off from the rest of the country, quarantined to hopefully protect the nation of nearly 1.4 billion from the bubonic plague. World health experts are at a loss to figure...
  • Cave dwelling bat with White Nose Syndrome
    Bats are dying at an unprecedented rate in North America and may become extinct
    On Sunday, a report from Buffalo’s WGRZ indicated that the bat population in North America has been dwindling significantly. While for many this may come as a bit of a relief, the fact that myriad species of bats may very well be close to...
  • Colorado man plague
    Colorado man plague: Colorado man battles rare pneumonic plague after dog dies
    A man in Colorado has been diagnosed with rare Pneumonic Plague, a disease not seen in the state of Colorado for over a decade. Similar to the Bubonic Plague, the pneumonic form of the sickness is the only form of the plague that can be...
  • Burial grounds discovered for victims of 'end of the world' plague
    Burial grounds discovered for victims of 'end of the world' plague
    In Egypt, researchers recently discovered bodies that date back to a time when ancient Thebes were overcome with disease. LiveScience on Tuesday reports that the plague that killed about 5,000 people a day in the Roman Empire during the third...
  • Kim Kardashian to join Kourtney and Khloe in Hamtons show, neighbors not happy
    Kim Kardashian to join sisters in Hamptons show, neighbor calls it a plague
    It's being confirmed that Kim Kardashian, fresh off her honeymoon with husband Kanye West, will indeed join her sisters in the Hamptons for their newest reality show. Kim, 33, will appear on the "Kourtney & Khloe Take the Hamptons...
  • Plague of Justinian and Black Death are 2 of the same plagues, researchers discover.
    Plague of Justinian linked with Black Death: Scientists warn it could come back
    The Plague of Justinian wiped out half the globe 1,500 years ago and it has now been linked through DNA to the Black Death, which killed about 50 million Europeans in the 14th century. This means this strain of Yersinia pestis is documented to...
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    Outbreak News: The plague, Florida Vibrio update
    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.On the Saturday, Oct. 26 airing of Outbreak News This Week (Listen to podcast here), my special...
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