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Colorado Girl Catches Bubonic Plague From A Dead Squirrel

News : The Inquisitr - News

Pagosa Springs, CO – Sierra Jane Downing caught bubonic plague from fleas on a dead squirrel during a family camping trip. The 7-year-old girl who contracted the “Black Death” disease last week is now out of intensive care and recov...

Plague, Fleas, and the Rats of New York City

Academics / General Science : Wired: Science

The first survey of New York City Rats in 90 years finds some have fleas that can carry plague. But don't panic. The post Plague, Fleas, and the Rats of New York City appeared first on WIRED.

Fleas in Arizona test positive for the plague

News : The Raw Story

Fleas in two Arizona counties are carrying bubonic plague, an infectious disease that took the lives of millions of people in the Middle Ages, according to news reports. So far there have been no reported illness and deaths. Health ...

NYC rats harbor fleas that can transmit the plague

News : The Raw Story

A flea that is capable of carrying and transmitting the bubonic plague was found to be living on rats in New York City. Known as the Oriental rat flea, this insect can also serve as a vector (or transmitting agent) for typhus and a ...

Black Death on Subway: NYC Rats Carry Fleas Blamed for Bubonic Plague

News / Independent News : RIA Novosti

A new study revealed that New York City’s rats carry a flea species associated with the infamous bubonic plague, also known as the Black Death that devastated Europe in the 14th Century.

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