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.
Though considered as the most invasive "fish pests," environmentalists worry that the dead Carp might cause water pollution.
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.
Nutritionists and other health experts will all tell you the same thing: eating fish can be very good for your health. However, did you know that even a salmon plague can treat cancer? It may sound ridiculous, but this is what some researchers are suggesting after the discovery of toxins in fish bacteria that can stop tumor growth in its tracks.
Has a visit to the pet shop ever made your mouth water? No? Then you've clearly never had guinea pig. The cuddly rodents have been a reliable snack in parts of Ecuador, Peru, and Colombia for generations. Called cuyes in Spanish, the animals are reportedly easier to raise and breed than chickens, and are eaten en-masse during key holidays. However, it's those feasts that could be leading to an unintended consequence: a plague of parasitic bites that is bringing South America to its knees.
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.
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.