Person in a black, beaked robe (left) and man in a black tunic (right), flanking a red coat of arms
Masking Up, 1619 to present
Putting on a mask to protect oneself and others against disease is nothing new, nor is resistance to mask-wearing, but mask designs have changed considerably from their first iterations.
Masking Up, 1619 to present
Masking Up, 1619 to present

Putting on a mask to protect oneself and others against disease is nothing new, nor is resistance to mask-wearing, but mask designs have changed considerably from their first iterations.

Putting on a mask to protect oneself and others against disease is nothing new, nor is resistance to mask-wearing, but mask designs have changed considerably from their first iterations.

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Black Death Likely Originated in Central Asia
Andy Carstens | Jun 15, 2022
Genetic testing of people who died in Kyrgyzstan eight years before plague reached Europe reveals an ancient strain of the bacterium Yersinia pestis.
Ancient Secrets of the Plague
The Scientist Speaks - Ancient Secrets of the Plague
Niki Spahich, PhD | Nov 10, 2021
Simon Rasmussen discusses his research tracking the origins of the plague by analyzing ancient DNA.
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Bubonic Plague Cases Are No Cause for Panic
Chris Baraniuk | Jul 17, 2020
Reports of the infection—including one death this month—recently shook up social media. But, unlike COVID-19, plague is a disease that countries have more or less got under control.
Human Fleas and Lice Spread Black Death
Ashley Yeager | Jan 16, 2018
A new study suggests that the plague, which killed millions of people, was not transmitted by rats.
Plague Ravaging Madagascar
Kerry Grens | Oct 10, 2017
Nearly four dozen people have died.
The Strange and Stranger Case of Wyndham Lathem
Anna Azvolinsky | Aug 24, 2017
A Northwestern University plague researcher has been charged with a brutal murder. Here’s what we know about him.
Bronze Age Plague Sequenced
Karen Zusi | Oct 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.
Plague Outbreak in Madagascar
Karen Zusi | Sep 8, 2015
Pneumonic plague last month claimed 10 lives in 13 days, the World Health Organization reports.
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.
Bones Tell Black Death Story
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Apr 1, 2014
Ancient skeletons test positive for plague-causing bacteria.
Green Light for Boston Biolab?
Jef Akst | Dec 7, 2011
A controversial Boston University laboratory could open by the end of the month, but at a lower safety rating than originally planned.