Bubonic Plague

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Madagascar...
October 10, 2013

Madagascar faces a bubonic plague epidemic unless it slows the spread of the disease, experts have warned. The Red Cross and Pasteur Institute say inmates in the island's dirty, crowded jails and 60 deaths last year, the world's highest recorded number. Bubonic plague, known as the Black Death when it killed an estimated 25 million people in Europe during the Middle Ages, is now rare. Continue reading the main story Analysis Imogen Foulkes BBC News,...

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Madagascar: Bubonic Plague Kills Dozens
December 20, 2013
Thirty-two people have died of bubonic plague in the African island state of Madagascar. The disease - also known as Black Death - wiped out a third of Europe's population in the Middle Ages. Some 84 suspected cases of bubonic plague - 60 of them thought to be pneumonic or pulmonary plague, a more virulent strain of the disease - have been reported in...
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Bubonic plague strain could return
January 28, 2014
triggered by the bubonic plague bug Yersinia pestis, which can be spread from rats to humans by fleas. The new research shows that the two infectious organisms were distinct strains. While the Justinian The evidence comes from research into one of the most devastating pandemics in human history, the Plague of Justinian, which killed half the world's population....
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Madagascar village 'hit by bubonic...
December 10, 2013
A village in Madagascar has been hit by a deadly outbreak of the bubonic plague, medical experts on the island have confirmed. Test were carried out after at least 20 people in the village, near the transmitted to humans via fleas, usually from rats. Continue reading the main story What is bubonic plague? Caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis Essentially a disease...
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Boy dies of...
August 27, 2013

A 15-year-old boy in Kyrgyzstan has died of the bubonic plague in the first confirmed case of the disease in 30 years. The teenager was mostly likely bitten by an infected flea after catching to close the borders with neighboring countries.” Bubonic plague killed millions people in Europe during the Middle Ages, but cases of the disease are now rare. The World Health Organization said the last reported outbreak of the plague was in Peru in 2010, when 12...

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What's up with the bubonic plague?
October 10, 2013
It sounds like something old. "Bubonic plague." You hear those two words and you think: "Half of Europe died in the Middle Ages. It was called the Black Death." You aren't wrong. But it didn 't stop there, as many mistakenly believe and as news reports out of Madagascar remind us this week. The bubonic plague, a deadly infectious disease caused by bacteria,...
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