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Arizona Prairie Dogs Test Positive For Bubonic Plague

Arizona Prairie Dogs Tested Positive For Bubonic Plague

Flagstaff, Arizona – Little prairie dogs are generally considered to be cute and harmless animals. In some parts of Arizona they are even a common sight near parks, open fields, and other nearby areas. Coconino County health officials are now ...

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Are Gerbils To Blame For Bubonic Plague?

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Black rats may not be the culprit behind numerous outbreaks of the bubonic plague across Europe centuries ago, a new study suggests. Scientists believe repeat epidemics of the Black Death, which first began in Europe in the mid-14th Century, instead ...

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Bubonic Plague Caused By Gerbils, Not Rats

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The bubonic plague was not caused by rats.  According to a new study published recently in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, despite what is commonly believed, diseased-infested rat reservoirs were reportedly not the main cause of ...

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