Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Man dies of bubonic plague in Mongolia

Bubonic plague has killed a man in western Mongolia, the country's health ministry said Wednesday, the latest in a handful of cases to emerge there and in neighbouring China this year.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Russia urges against marmot hunt over plague fears

Russian authorities have warned residents of regions near Mongolia against hunting marmots but stressed there was no risk of bubonic plague spreading across the country.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

China's Inner Mongolia region reports bubonic plague case

While China appears to have reduced coronavirus cases to near zero, other infectious threats remain, with local health authorities announcing a suspected bubonic plague case in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

Genetics

Ancient disease may increase resilience to bubonic plague

Researchers have discovered that Mediterranean populations may be more susceptible to an autoinflammatory disease because of evolutionary pressure to survive the bubonic plague. The study, carried out by scientists at the ...

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