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"In some cases death came immediately; in others, after many days," the historian Procopius wrote as a terrifying disease scythed through Constantinople in 542 AD.
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Scientists have confirmed that the Justinianic Plague of the sixth to eighth centuries was caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis.
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Tracking the history of AIDS epidemic in the US, ‘How to Survive A Plague’, the documentary which was nominated for an Academy Award this year, was screened at Delhi recently.
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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.
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Scientists digging a new railway in London have uncovered 13 skeletons that will be tested to see if they died from the Black Death plague in the 14th century.
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Television presenter Sir David Attenborough has claimed that humans are a plague on the Earth that need to be controlled by limiting population growth.
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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.
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Many livelihoods have crumbled since the April 20 rig explosion that killed 11 workers & spewed 200 mn gallons of oil.
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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.
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