Bubonic Plague Emerges in Mongolia and Colorado

Bubonic Plague Emerges in Mongolia and Colorado

As the world is grappling with the coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organization has warned that another infamous killer–the bubonic plague–has made a comeback by categorizing it as a re-emerging disease. As CNN reported, on July 7, Chinese authorities confirmed a case of the bubonic plague in inner Mongolia. and yesterday in an unrelated case, […]

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Colorado Prairie Dogs Spark Plague Outbreak

This summer parts of Denver were shut down along with neighboring wildlife areas because native prairie dogs were found to be carrying bubonic plague. As CNN reported, sections of the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge were closed in late July as a precautionary measure after the discovery of the disease, which is rare but […]

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