They carried the plague
bacteria throughout the continent with them.
bacterium, in its most destructive form, is about 3,000 years old.
is devastating to prairie dogs, a keystone species of grassland ecosystems, said Tonie Rocke, a USGS scientist and the project lead.
The tenth plague
provides a context for the epidemiological analysis.
Biotechnology company iBio (NYSE MKT:IBIO) reported on Monday the receipt of the new Canadian plague
patent under its iBioModulator thermostable immunomodulator protein portfolio.
In 1636, the town - it wasn't a city yet - was a busy sea port and the plague
is thought to have arrived, via North Shields, at the poverty-stricken Sandhill area of the Quayside before quickly spreading.
It's surprising that the plague
was widespread 3,000 years before written records of plagues
and well before largescale urbanization," Willerslev says.
is a rare, life-threatening, flea-borne zoonosis caused by the bacterium Yersiniapestis.
The move comes about a week after a girl who visited the park tested positive for the plague
It is above all a necessary study of the system of lazaretti, or plague
hospitals, in early modern Venice.
The Great Plague
: A People's History is Evelyn Lord's compelling study of the effects of the bubonic plague
on Cambridge during the outbreak of 1665-1666.
In the past decade and a half there have been plague
outbreaks all over the world, including in Peru, Madagascar, India, Algeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Kyrgyzstan has launched anti-epidemic working groups consisting of trained specialists to monitor the situation with possible plague
outbreak, according to the Department of Disease Prevention.
MANY people think of the plague
as a killer disease that's been safely consigned to the annals of history.
A bite from a flea infected with one of the strains can lead to bubonic plague
, Who, which causes fever, headache, chills, weakness, and swollen, tender and painful lymph nodes called buboes, which progressively darken, giving rise to the name Black Death.