The bubonic plague makes a comeback in Idaho as a child comes down with the disease in Elmore County. This is the first human case of the plague in Idaho in 26 years.
Coughing deaths in the 4th and 3rd millennium B.C. were likely caused by the plague, which has been found in the dental DNA of skeletons from Eurasia.
An ancient flea caught in amber has accompanying bacteria that strongly resembles the forms of the bubonic plague. An Oregon State researcher recently published findings about this fossil from the Dominican Republic.
It's a little known fact that the bubonic plague, also known as the Black Death, never truly left the world. Even in the New World, the plague continues to circulate among fleas and their hosts. Surprisingly, past surveys have revealed that in the United States, Black Death is most prevalent in colonies of black tailed prairie dogs. Now new research is saying that as the plague continues to creep through US grasslands, it could radically change the ecosystem.
In the first study of its kind in nearly a full century, researchers have found that rats in New York City are still hosting fleas that can carry dangerous plague pathogens. But don't panic just yet. The infamous Black Death, which still exists in the United States, was not found in these fleas, meaning that professionals simply need to be vigilant.
During the 14th century, Europe was ravaged by what is commonly known as the Black death, or bubonic plague, and since then rats have largely been to blame. However, now new research finds that we have been pointing the finger at the wrong rodent.
As if you weren't already skeeved out by NYC's subways, now new research shows that they are infested with traces of the Bubonic plague, or the Black Death that ravaged 14th-century Europe and killed millions.
Just last month the Chinese government sealed off a city of more than 100,000 people, fearing the spread of a plague outbreak. More than 151 people exposed to the deadly disease were quarantined in that time, and one middle-aged man died from the infamous bacterial infection that is commonly called the Black Death. NWN looks at why and how the plague is still around today.Just last month the Chinese government sealed off a city of more than 100,000 people, fearing the spread of a plague outbreak. More than 151 people exposed to the deadly disease were quarantined in that time, and one middle-aged man died from the infamous bacterial infection that is commonly called the Black Death.
Historians and scientists have long debated whether the Justinianic Plague, which hit the Byzantine Empire in 541 AD before reaching Constantinople in 542, was in fact caused by the same bacterium that took the lives of millions during the infamous Bubonic Plague.