Genome Sequencing Reveals Bubonic Plague Roots

Genome Sequencing Reveals Bubonic Plague Roots

Scientists from McMaster University, the University of Sydney, and the University of Melbourne have conducted the biggest investigation of its type by carefully comparing hundreds of current and ancient genome sequences in an effort to learn more about the origins…
Bubonic Plague Kills Child From Colorado

Bubonic Plague Kills Child From Colorado

The bubonic plague is often regarded as a disease of the past. We’re talking about a dark age scourge that left behind tens of millions of deaths and a lot of sorrow. The disease hit humanity through three major pandemics.…
Disturbing Discovery: Fleas Carrying the Bubonic Plague

Disturbing Discovery: Fleas Carrying the Bubonic Plague

In the past two weeks, public health officials from two Arizona regions – Navajo and Coconino – have confirmed that the fleas have been tested positively for Yersinia pestis, the bacterium that causes plague. The disease can be transmitted to…
Bubonic Plague Infected Fleas Were Discovered In Arizona

Bubonic Plague Infected Fleas Were Discovered In Arizona

Health officials from two counties in Arizona, Navajo and Coconino, have issued a warning in which they announce everyone that fleas have tested positive for the bacteria (Yersinia pestic), which carries the bubonic plague. More information on the plague The…