Bubonic Plague Cases Are No Cause for Panic
Reports of the infection--including one death this month--recently shook up social media. But, unlike COVID-19, plague is a disease that countries have more or less got under control. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 17, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Squirrel in Colorado tests positive for the bubonic plague
The news comes about one week after officials in China announced ​ a suspected bubonic plague case. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mongolian teenager dies of bubonic plague
Mongolia's health ministry says a 15-year-old boy has died of bubonic plague in the country's west after eating an infected marmot (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Squirrel in Colorado tests positive for the bubonic plague
The news comes about one week after officials in China announced ​ a suspected bubonic plague case. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mongolian teen infected by marmot dies of bubonic plague
In an unrelated case in neighboring China, a patient who was infected with plague in the northern region of Inner Mongolia is improving, Chinese state media say. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Report: Mongolian teenager dies of bubonic plague
Mongolia's national news agency says a 15-year-old boy has died of bubonic plague in the country's west (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Squirrel tests positive for bubonic plague in Colorado
A squirrel has tested positive for the bubonic plague in Morrison, Colorado, according to Jefferson County public health officials. Now, officials have issued a warning for humans and their pets. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Squirrel With Bubonic Plague Found in Colorado
Humans can be infected through flea bites, the cough of an infected animal or through direct contact with blood or tissue from an infected animal. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Squirrel With Bubonic Plague Found in Colorado Town
TUESDAY, July 14, 2020 -- After a squirrel tested positive for the bubonic plague in the town of Morrison in Colorado, health officials are warning that the disease can be contracted by household pets and people. Humans can be infected through flea... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Squirrel in Colorado tests positive for the bubonic plague
The news comes about one week after officials in China announced ​ a suspected bubonic plague case. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Suspected Plague Case Reported in China
TUESDAY, July 7, 2020 -- A suspected bubonic plague case in the Bayannur district of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of China has been reported by local officials. Residents were told not to hunt wild animals such as marmots and that anyone... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 7, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bubonic plague warning: China confirms deadly infection - symptoms you must know
BUBONIC PLAGUE has been confirmed in China, after doctors diagnosed a patient with the infection. After the rapid spread of the coronavirus pandemic, the country is now on alert for more cases. These are the deadly signs and symptoms of the disease, which was responsible for the Black Death. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China reports case of suspected bubonic plague
It's in Inner Mongolia and comes as China says it's wrestled new cases of COVID-19 to near zero. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bubonic Plague Found in a Herder in Inner Mongolia, China Says
A city put control measures in place after one confirmed case of the disease, which caused the Black Death in the Middle Ages. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Austin Ramzy Tags: Inner Mongolia Bubonic Plague China Source Type: news

What is bubonic plague?
Authorities in China have stepped up precautions after a reports of a suspected case. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China's Inner Mongolia region reports bubonic plague case
While China appears to have reduced coronavirus cases to near zero, other infectious threats remain, with local health authorities announcing a suspected bubonic plague case in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Bubonic Plague Warning In China ’s Inner Mongolia, Here Is What It Means
In Bayan Nur, there ’s a suspected case of the bubonic plague, which is caused by the Yersnia pestis bacteria. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Science /science Editors' Pick editors-pick business pharma Source Type: news

NIH study shows genomic variation causing common autoinflammatory disease may increase resilience to bubonic plague
Genomic variants that cause common periodic fever have spread in Mediterranean populations over centuries, potentially protecting people from the plague. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - June 29, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

How Pandemics End
An infectious outbreak can conclude in more ways than one, historians say. But for whom does it end, and who gets to decide? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gina Kolata Tags: Epidemics Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Plague Smallpox Ebola Virus Influenza Epidemic (1918-19) Rats Antibiotics Bubonic Plague Fleas Microbiology Deaths (Fatalities) Vaccination and Immunization your-feed-science your-feed-health Source Type: news

Public Health and Epidemics
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Apr 30 2020 (IPS) For some time Wuhan in China and Lombardy in Italy were epicentres of the COVID-19 virus, something that has changed when the contagion is spreading fast in the US. A Lombardy in the grip of a deadly epidemic might among several Italians give rise to memories of their school days. For almost a century, Alessando Manzoni’s massive novel The Betrothed (I promessi sposi) from 1842 has been obligatory reading for all Italians during their last primary school year. A quite impressive endeavour considering that the novel is more than 700 pages long. I assume almost every a...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Arts Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

The Theology of Pandemics
Credit: Human Rights Center, University of Dayton, OhioBy Sam Ben-MeirNEW YORK, Apr 21 2020 (IPS) Ingmar Bergman’s 1957 film The Seventh Seal is set in medieval Sweden, as the bubonic plague ravages the countryside. In one famous scene, a procession of zombie-like flagellants enters a village and interrupts a comic stage-show. The townspeople are present to hear the procession’s leader, a bombastic preacher who proclaims that death is coming for them all: they are full of sin – lustful and gluttonous – and the plague is God’s punishment for their wicked ways. That scene is not without histor...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sam Ben-Meir Tags: Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

How Bubonic Plague Has Helped Russia Fight the Coronavirus
A network of health centers formed by the Soviet Union in the 1920s is providing expertise in quarantines and epidemic response for Covid-19. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Andrew E. Kramer Tags: Quarantines Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Plague Kyrgyzstan USSR (Former Soviet Union) Source Type: news

Column: Bubonic plague in Europe changed art history. Why coronavirus could do the same
A painting revolution was ready to take off in the 14th century, but then the plague hit Italy. What lessons does that hold about our own art future? (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christopher Knight Source Type: news

Uncertain times, unclear measures in coronavirus pandemic
Perspective missing “We’ve never seen anything like this in the history of the planet,” That was Gov. David Ige speaking at his Saturday press conference announcing a mandatory two-week self-quarantine for anyone getting off a plane in Hawaii. He was speaking of the coronavirus itself, and I couldn’t believ e my ears. The history of the planet? Bubonic Plague wants to know what it needs to do to get remembered, because killing 60% of everyone in Europe apparently wasn’t enough. Small… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 27, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: A. Kam Napier Source Type: news

This champion academic decathlon team studied pandemics. Now, they're living one
The Bell High School academic decathlon team, the L.A. area champions, studied bubonic plague and other epidemics before the coronavirus broke out. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Howard Blume Source Type: news

Pandemic postpones Oberammergau 'Passion Play,' itself a response to a plague
The play, created during a bout of bubonic plague in 1632, has been performed every 10 years since. It will be postponed to 2022. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erik Kirschbaum Source Type: news

Coronavirus vs Black Death: Which is worse? COVID-19 or the bubonic plague?
CORONAVIRUS cases are increasing every day and the virus has spread to countries across the globe. But is COVID-19 worse than the Black Death? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The World Changed Its Approach to Health After the 1918 Flu. Will It After The COVID-19 Outbreak?
As the world grapples with a global health emergency that is COVID-19, many are drawing parallels with a pandemic of another infectious disease – influenza – that took the world by storm just over 100 years ago. We should hope against hope that this one isn’t as bad, but the 1918 flu had momentous long-term consequences – not least for the way countries deliver healthcare. Could COVID-19 do the same? The 1918 flu pandemic claimed at least 50 million lives, or 2.5 per cent of the global population, according to current estimates. It washed over the world in three waves. A relatively mild wave in the ...
Source: TIME: Health - March 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laura Spinney Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 health History ideas Source Type: news

Mass grave shows how Black Death devastated the countryside
Grave in Lincolnshire dates to medieval pandemic of 1348 and reveals rural plague catastropheA mass grave containing the remains of dozens of victims of theBlack Death offers chilling new evidence of the speed and scale of the devastation the plague brought to rural England, according to archaeologists.The grave, discovered in a remote corner of rural Lincolnshire, has been dated to the 14th century, almost certainly to theearliest and deadliest medieval outbreak of the disease in 1348-9.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Esther Addley Tags: Bubonic plague Archaeology Rural affairs History of science Heritage Society UK news Source Type: news

China reports fourth case of plague this month
Chinese health authorities on Thursday reported a fresh case of bubonic plague in the country's northern Inner Mongolia region, bringing the total number of plague cases to four since the beginning of the month. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Bubonic plague: Third case reported in China
This week, officials have received reports of a third case of bubonic plague in China. In this article, we provide the details and some important context. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

A hunter ate a wild rabbit and caught bubonic plague
Twenty-eight people are in quarantine in China's northern Inner Mongolia province after a hunter was diagnosed with bubonic plague Saturday, the local health commission said. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Explainer: Don't panic about China's "Black Death" plague cases
China reported a third case of bubonic plague on Sunday after two other plague cases were revealed last week, but the disease remains rare despite its fearsome reputation and authorities say the cases appear unrelated. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

China diagnoses 3rd case of bubonic plague
China says a man has been diagnosed with bubonic plague after consuming wild rabbit, adding to two plague cases already diagnosed in the capital Beijing (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

China's Inner Mongolia reports fresh bubonic plague case
China's Inner Mongolia reported a fresh, confirmed case of bubonic plague on Sunday, despite an earlier declaration by the country's health officials that the risk of an outbreak was minimal. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Two people got the plague in China. Why is it still a thing?
Two people in China are being treated for plague, authorities said Tuesday. It's the second time the disease, the same one that caused the Black Death, one of the deadliest pandemics in human history, has been detected in the region -- in May, a Mongolian couple died from bubonic plague after eating the raw kidney of a marmot, a local folk health remedy. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two people diagnosed with pneumonic plague in China
Authorities working to contain outbreak of disease that is worse than bubonic plagueTwo people in China have been diagnosed with plague, the latest cases of a disease more commonly associated with historical catastrophe.Plague is caused by the bacteriumYersinia pestis and can arise in three forms – a lung infection, known as pneumonic plague; a blood infection, known as septicemic plague; and a form that affects the lymph nodes, called bubonic plague.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 13, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: China Infectious diseases Asia Pacific World news Medical research Microbiology Science Source Type: news

Are you prepared for the next Black Death? Here's what you can do to prepare for a pandemic
(Natural News) From malaria, to Ebola, or even the flu, tons of diseases break out and kill hundreds or even thousands of people every year. Any of these diseases could easily turn into an epidemic. For example, in 2017 an outbreak of the bubonic plague – the same plague that killed 60 percent of Europe... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Los Angeles faces an imminent bubonic plague outbreak due to rampant homelessness
(Natural News) The City of Angels is on the verge of succumbing to a deadly disease epidemic, thanks to an out-of-control homeless problem that’s bringing back horrific contagions like bubonic plague that rarely make an appearance in the First World. According to Dr. Drew Pinsky, a celebrity radio doctor who was blacklisted from the mainstream... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why do media and health officials continue to freak out about measles when almost everyone is already vaccinated?
(Natural News) Another new case of measles has been identified, this time in Los Angeles County where typhoid fever, tuberculosis, and even bubonic plague are making a comeback thanks to rampant illegal immigration and homelessness. But rather than take a step back and evaluate the facts, authorities are once again freaking out about some people... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Week That Wasn't: Bubonic Plague, Obesity Test, Injection Device The Week That Wasn't: Bubonic Plague, Obesity Test, Injection Device
A quick overview of three medical stories that are worth a mention.Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Article Source Type: news

Bubonic plague kills couple who ate raw marmot
Bubonic plague did not entirely disappear after the "Black Death" outbreaks of the Middle Ages (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why is bubonic plague still a thing?
A local folk remedy thought to provide good health had the opposite effect for one Mongolian couple: After eating the raw kidney of a marmot, the pair died of bubonic plague, AFP news agency reported on Monday. Health authorities responded by declaring a quarantine that included locals and foreign tourists who had come into contact with the couple. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Plague: What to Know in 2019
It dates back to the 6th century, but bubonic plague is still active in the U.S. Three new cases have been reported in the last six months in cats, but no humans, in Wyoming. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cats test positive for bubonic plague
No human cases have been identified, but health officials warn the disease can be passed to people from infected animals (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Humans NOT rats were to blame for spreading the Black Death in 1900
Research into a rare outbreak of bubonic plague in 20th Century Britain found that it was actually people that led to the disease spreading - not rats (stock). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genetic relic of the 'black death' may offer clues in treating liver disease
(University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center) A gene mutation that is believed to have safeguarded some people in 14th century Europe from the bubonic plague today may be protecting HIV patients co-infected with hepatitis C from potentially fatal liver scarring, says a University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine physician-scientist. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Plague: Introduction
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 9/2018. This introductory level online course aims to equip frontline responders with introductory level knowledge to manage outbreaks of plague. By the end of this course, participants should be able to describe the transmission cycle of the disease, explain the difference between bubonic plague and pneumonic plague, and describe the public health concerns of plague. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Rare case of bubonic plague reported in Idaho
This week, the case of a young boy contracting plague has been in the news. Here, we cover the details and offer advice for those who are concerned. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

A Boy Contracted the First Case of Bubonic Plague Idaho Has Seen in 26 Years
A boy in Idaho has contracted the first case of bubonic plague the state has seen for 26 years, according to health officials. The child, who remains unidentified, was treated with antibiotics in the hospital and is now recovering at home in a stable condition. The Central District Health Department, which announced the news of the bubonic plague’s return, said it was unclear whether the boy had contracted the disease in Idaho or on a recent trip to Oregon. Health officials said ground squirrels near the child’s home in Elmore County, Idaho, had tested positive for carrying the disease in 2015 and 2016, though ...
Source: TIME: Health - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Billy Perrigo Tags: Uncategorized idaho onetime Source Type: news