Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How plague pathogens trick the immune system

Yersinia have spread fear and terror, especially in the past, but today the plague pathogens have still not been completely eradicated. The bacteria inject various enzymes, including the enzyme YopO, into the macrophages ...

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A new approach to old questions surrounding the Second Plague

When many moderns think of the plague, the uproarious "Bring Out Your Dead" skit by Monty Python probably comes to mind. But in medieval Europe, the Second Plague Pandemic was no laughing matter: it was a particularly deadly ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Seasonal plague kills two more in Madagascar

Madagascar's seasonal outbreak of pneumonic plague has killed two more people, taking the death toll to four, the health ministry said on Saturday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Madagascar says plague outbreak 'under control'

Madagascar's seasonal outbreak of plague, which has so far killed two people, is "under control", Health Minister Yoel Rantomalala said Thursday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Plague outbreak kills two in Madagascar

An outbreak of plague in Madagascar has killed two people, a health official said on Tuesday, marking the official start of the season when the disease is considered to be at its deadliest.

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