Humans NOT rats were to blame for spreading the Black Death in 1900


Research into a rare outbreak of bubonic plague in 20th Century Britain found that it was actually people that led to the disease spreading – not rats (stock).

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(Natural News) The City of Angels is on the verge of succumbing to a deadly disease epidemic, thanks to an out-of-control homeless problem that’s bringing back horrific contagions like bubonic plague that rarely make an appearance in the First World. According to Dr. Drew Pinsky, a celebrity radio doctor who was blacklisted from the mainstream…

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Publication date: Available online 25 June 2019Source: Microbes and InfectionAuthor(s): Christian Demeure, Olivier Dussurget, Guillem Mas Fiol, Anne-Sophie Le Guern, Cyril Savin, Javier Pizarro-CerdáAbstractPlague is a vector-borne disease caused by Yersinia pestis. Transmitted by fleas from rodent reservoirs, Y. pestis emerged less than 6000 years ago from an enteric bacterial ancestor through events of gene gain and genome reduction. It is a highly remarkable model for the understanding of pathogenic bacteria evolution, and a major concern for public health as highlighted by recent human outbreaks. A complex set o…

Bubonic plague did not entirely disappear after the “Black Death” outbreaks of the Middle Ages

Qingwen Zhang1†, Youquan Xin1†, Haihong Zhao1, Rongjiao Liu2, Xiaoqing Xu1, Yanfeng Yan2, Zhipeng Kong1, Tong Wang2, Zhizhen Qi1, Qi Zhang1, Yang You2, Yajun Song2, Yujun Cui2, Ruifu Yang2*, Xuefei Zhang1* and Zongmin Du2*

1Qinghai Institute for Endemic Disease Prevention and Control, Xining, China
2State Key Laboratory of Pathogen and Biosecurity, Beijing Institute of Microbiology and Epidemiology, Beijing, China

Yersinia pestis is the etiological agent of the notorious plague that has claimed millions of deaths in history. Of the four known Y. pestis biovars (Antiqua, Medievalis, Orientalis, and …

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This introductory level online course aims to equip frontline responders with introductory level knowledge to manage outbreaks of plague. By the end of this course, participants should be able to describe the transmission cycle of the disease, explain the difference between bubonic plague and pneumonic plague, and describe the public health concerns of plague.
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Here, we report a dual-route vaccination approach for plague, able to induce a rapid response involving systemic and mucosal immunity, whilst also providing ease of use in those resource-poor settings most vulnerable to disease outbreaks. This novel vaccine (VypVaxDuo) comprises the recombinant F1 and V proteins in free association. VypVaxDuo has been designed for administration via a sub-cutaneous priming dose followed by a single oral booster dose and has been demonstrated to induce early onset immunity 14 days after the primary immunisation; full protective efficacy against live organism challenge wa…

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A boy in Idaho has contracted the first case of bubonic plague the state has seen for 26 years, according to health officials.
The child, who remains unidentified, was treated with antibiotics in the hospital and is now recovering at home in a stable condition.
The Central District Health Department, which announced the news of the bubonic plague’s return, said it was unclear whether the boy had contracted the disease in Idaho or on a recent trip to Oregon. Health officials said ground squirrels near the child’s home in Elmore County, Idaho, had tested positive for carrying the disease in 2015 and 2016, though …

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In Madagascar, where a severe plague epidemic has unfolded since August 2017, the number of new infections is finally in decline. WHO is supporting health authorities to respond to the outbreak, from setting up specialized plague treatment units in health centres, to distributing medicines across the country. A particularly effective action has involved training teams to find people who have been in contact with a pneumonic plague patient – a system known as “contact tracing” – to help ensure these contacts are protected from falling sick themselves. Rakoto,* a 17-year-old man from Antananarivo, began…

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Madagascar ’s unprecedented outbreak of pneumonic plague is slowing down but the response must be sustained, WHO cautioned on Monday (November 27). “The worst of the outbreak is over, but we must stand ready to detect and respond to new infections until the end of the plague season in April 2018,” said WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

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[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican Ministry of Health is drawing up a plan to respond to any possible outbreak of bubonic plague, following the outbreak in Madagascar which has affected about 100,000 people and has caused over 100 deaths.

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