iOS app Android app

Bubonic Plague

The Plague

John Feffer | Posted 08.28.2014 | World
John Feffer

At what point do mistakes aggregate into something evil? At the very least, do they prevent us from claiming the mantle of good? And, of course, it's not just the mistakes that are problematic but also the deliberate policies that, for instance, align Washington with dictators and other murderous actors.

Chikungunya: Stemming the Blood-Sucking Tide

Diana Fasanella | Posted 09.29.2014 | Comedy
Diana Fasanella

Why would I make snarky comments about a mosquito-borne virus that's sneaking into Florida from the Caribbean and freaking out health officials like it's the Bubonic plague?

Bubonic Plague Death Seals Off Chinese City

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 07.23.2014 | World

A town of 30,000 in China is prohibiting residents from leaving after a local man died from bubonic plague, state media announced Tuesday. The tow...

20 Dead From Bubonic Plague

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

Twenty villagers on the island nation of Madagascar have died from an outbreak of bubonic plague. On Tuesday, the Pasteur Institute of Madagascar ...

Bubonic Plague Still Kills Thousands

Posted 11.27.2013 | Healthy Living

By Tia Ghose, Staff Writer Published: 09/27/2013 12:07 PM EDT on LiveScience Bubonic plague, the deadly scourge that wiped out half of Europe du...

Bubonic Plague Kills Teen

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 09.03.2013 | Healthy Living

A teenager's death in rural Kyrgyzstan was said Monday to have been from the bubonic plague, a conclusion that prompted mandatory testing, quarantines...

Plague-Infected Squirrel Found In California; Should You Be Worried?

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 07.30.2013 | Healthy Living

A squirrel that was found with bubonic plague antibodies in its system has caused a touch of hysteria to infect some U.S. residents this week, as worr...

Couple Gets The Bubonic Plague, Husband Slips Into Coma For Nearly 90 Days

www.newser.com | Posted 03.25.2013 | Weird News

On a trip to Manhattan, New Mexico couple Lucinda Marker and John Tull fell ill with what turned out to be the bubonic plague. In what was the first c...

The Week My Marriage Suffered A Bilateral Meltdown

Helene Cohen Bludman | Posted 05.09.2013 | Fifty
Helene Cohen Bludman

This situation, a bilateral meltdown, happened just once in our married life. It was while we were on vacation.

Squirrel Tests Positive For Bubonic Plague Exposure In California

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 10.10.2012 | Green

A squirrel captured in Southern California has tested positive for exposure to fleas infected with the bacteria that can cause plague. The plague-e...

7-Year-Old Recovering From Bubonic Plague

AP | CATHERINE TSAI | Posted 11.05.2012 | Denver

DENVER — The parents of 7-year-old Sierra Jane Downing thought she had the flu when she felt sick days after camping in southwest Colorado. It ...

Timothy Stenovec

Plague Leaves Man In Critical Condition

HuffingtonPost.com | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 06.15.2012 | Green

An Oregon man is in critical condition after being infected with the plague, the Oregonian reports. The man was bitten by a cat on Saturday, June 2...

Re-understanding Violence as We Had to Re-Understand Plague..To Cure It

Gary Slutkin | Posted 06.19.2012 | Chicago
Gary Slutkin

Human history is filled with tragic blunders that fail to put their finger on the problem, and actually compose a "solution" that has no value. This is where we are today, relying on prisons as solutions to reducing the epidemics of violence.

5 Old-Time Diseases Still Around Today

The Huffington Post | Amanda Chan | Posted 12.18.2011 | Healthy Living

The bubonic plague. Scarlet fever. Polio. Diseases of the past, and no longer on this Earth, right? Wrong. Many old-time diseases are still pr...

How Black Death Kept Its Genes But Lost Its Killing Power

| Posted 12.12.2011 | Healthy Living

By Katherine Harmon (Click here for the original article) In five years, Black Death wiped out an estimated 30 to 50 percent of Europe's populatio...

Black Plague Headed Our Way?

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 08.14.2011 | Green

It seems the wetter things are the more plague there will be. A new study, conducted by Chinese and Norwegian scientists, seems to suggest a connec...

Oregon Cat Recovering From Bubonic Plague

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

An Oregon cat is recovering from the bubonic plague, central Oregon's KOHD reports. Emilio DeBess, D.V.M., M.P.V.M., an Oregon Public Health Divi...

World's Infectious Disease Outbreaks (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Infecting over 3,000 people and killing at least 250, a cholera outbreak is currently sweeping across Haiti, bringing a new wave of tragedy to a natio...

Peru Plague Outbreak Kills 1, Infects At Least 31

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LIMA, Peru — Peru's health minister says an outbreak of plague has killed a 14-year-old boy and infected at least 31 people in a northern coasta...

A Level-4 Biolab Grows in Boston: Pathogens Welcome

Barton Kunstler, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barton Kunstler, Ph.D.

We are in the grips of a military-industrial complex for whom projects such as the Boston Biolab are as much meat and potatoes as any multi-billion dollar weapon system, no matter how dubious the need.

Which is Safer: The Drive to the Airport or the Flight?

Keith Thomson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Keith Thomson

The drive-to-the-airport axiom needs a re-write. Here's a suggestion -- you're more likely to be killed on the drive to the airport than on a flight on an airline with a good safety record.

Bangladesh's Rats Spark Fears Of Bubonic Plague Outbreak

BBC NEWS | By Mark Dummett | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Scientists have warned of the possibility of an outbreak of bubonic plague in south-east Bangladesh because of the growing population of rats....