bubonic plague


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None of these epidemiological features characterized the great out breaks of bubonic plague in nineteenth- and twentieth-century India and China, which form the basis of modern plague understanding.
Consider that the worst catastrophe in Western history in the last thousand years, in terms of human mortality -- the bubonic plague pandemic in Europe, also known as the "Black Death" -- probably resulted from germ warfare.
The bubonic plague was responsible for the Black Death which wiped out a third of the population of Europe in the 14th century.
His research focused on the bubonic plague, which was the subject of a fatwa by Saudi cleric Nasir al-Fahd, who said the Prophet would be happy if the plague could be unleashed to wipe out Europe.
Earlier, the bubonic plague left a 15-year-old boy dead.
Which creature was ultimately responsible for the bubonic plague epidemics of the Middle Ages?
Their claim is based on the theory that the pandemic was triggered not by bubonic plague but by another virus.
A test is now available for rapid, bed-side diagnosis of pneumonic and bubonic plague.
TERROR experts fear that al-Qaeda could unleash bubonic plague after vials containing the deadly disease were stolen.
The very words, "the plague," instill fear three-and-a-half centuries after the bubonic plague devastated England in the mid-17th century, This excellent piece of historical fiction with a feminist twist, which is based on extensive research by journalist and first-time novelist Brooks, explains why.
Freeman lists the TB blue pattern as one of the most compelling designs, though his wife is partial to the Bubonic plague (described as ``a very cool, very serious pathogen'').
It also pauses to look at two diseases of the period--leprosy and scrofula--before taking up the myriad "burdens" of disease that bubonic plague inflicted on Europe beginning in 1347.
Yersinia pestis, which causes bubonic plague, is a relatively recent offshoot, perhaps only 1,500 to 20,500 years old, of the less dangerous Yersinia pseudotuberculosis, Mark Achtman of the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics in Berlin and his colleagues report in the Nov.
Most historians agree that the Black Death was a massive epidemic of bubonic plague, a disease of rats caused by the bacillus Yersinia pestis.