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Bronze Age Plague Sequenced

By | October 26, 2015

Plague-causing bacteria may have been around as early as 5,000 years ago, though a genomic analysis suggests that ancient strains were less contagious.

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Plague Outbreak in Madagascar

By | September 8, 2015

Pneumonic plague last month claimed 10 lives in 13 days, the World Health Organization reports.

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NYC Rats Harbor Plague Fleas

By | March 3, 2015

Researchers find Oriental rat fleas, the insects that can carry plague bacteria, on New York City-dwelling rodents.

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Bones Tell Black Death Story

By | April 1, 2014

Ancient skeletons test positive for plague-causing bacteria.

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Green Light for Boston Biolab?

By | December 7, 2011

A controversial Boston University laboratory could open by the end of the month, but at a lower safety rating than originally planned.

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