Black Death plagued humans since Bronze Age

It turns out the plague was plaguing humans far earlier than previously believed.New research using ancient DNA has revealed that plague has been endemic in human populations for more than twice as long as previously thought and that the ancestral plague would have been predominantly spread by human-to-human contact, until genetic mutations allowed Yersinia pestis (Y. pestis), the bacteria that causes plague, to survive in the gut of fleas.

Infectious diseases killed 1,433 in China in September

 A total of 1,433 people died from infectious diseases in China in September, with HIV/AIDS the top cause of death, according to figures released by the health authority on Saturday.

Plague outbreak kills 71 in Madagascar: WHO

The plague has killed 71 people in Madagascar since September, the World Health Organization said, adding that the outbreak was slowing but still posed a threat.

WHO reports plague outbreak in Madagascar

Outbreak of plague in Madagascar has killed 40 people, a UN spokesman said here Monday.

47 dead as plague spreads to Madagascar capital

Madagascar said on Monday it was trying to contain an outbreak of plague -- similar to the Black Death that swept medieval Europe -- that has killed 47 people and is spreading to the capital Antananarivo.

Plague quarantine lifted from Chinese city of Yumen

China has lifted a nine-day quarantine imposed on its north-western city of Yumen following the death of a resident from plague last week.

Plague quarantine lifted from Chinese city

China has lifted a nine-day quarantine imposed on its north-western city of Yumen following the death of a resident from plague last week.

UK rail project uncovers bodies from plague period

Excavations for a railroad line in London have uncovered the remains of 13 bodies and ceramics that appear to date back to the mid-14th century when the bubonic plague ravaged Britain, the BBC reported.

`Exposure to chemical may cause heart disease`

Exposure to perfluoro-octanoic acid may be linked with heart disease and peripheral arterial disease.

PDS plagued by leakage, diversion of grains: World Bank

Contending that benefits of public
distribution system have been "limited" for the poor, the
World Bank on Wednesday suggested that the idea of cash transfers
instead of foodgrains can be considered in the long term.

Plague came from China: Scientists

The first outbreak of plague occurred in China more than 2,600 years ago before reaching Europe.

Plague came from China: Scientists

The first outbreak of plague occurred in China more than 2,600 years ago before reaching Europe.

Plague outbreak takes third life in China

An outbreak of pneumonic plague in northwest China has claimed a third victim, local health authorities reported, as they continued to cordon off a town.