bubonic plague
Report: Security Lapses in Handling of Deadly Pathogens
Report: Security Lapses in Handling of Deadly Pathogens
Katarina Zimmer | Oct 31, 2017
A government report finds that laboratories in the U.S. that work with select agents such as Ebola and anthrax aren’t as secure as they should be.
Plague Ravaging Madagascar
Plague Ravaging Madagascar
Kerry Grens | Oct 10, 2017
Nearly four dozen people have died.
Subway Microbiome Study Revised
Subway Microbiome Study Revised
Amanda B. Keener | Aug 4, 2015
Researchers tone down their highly publicized study that reported the presence of deadly pathogens on New York City subways.
NYC Rats Harbor Plague Fleas
NYC Rats Harbor Plague Fleas
Bob Grant | Mar 3, 2015
Researchers find Oriental rat fleas, the insects that can carry plague bacteria, on New York City-dwelling rodents.
Plague Origins
Plague Origins
Jenny Rood | Feb 24, 2015
Climate fluctuations in Central Asia may have been responsible for repeated European outbreaks of bubonic plague, a study suggests.
Bones Tell Black Death Story
Bones Tell Black Death Story
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Apr 1, 2014
Ancient skeletons test positive for plague-causing bacteria.
Black Death Pathogen Extinct?
Tia Ghose | Aug 29, 2011
The Yersinia pestis strain extracted from the bones of Black Death victims may no longer exist.