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Wednesday 29 November 2023 Dublin: 4°C

# Plague

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Mystery of where Black Death emerged finally solved after more than 600 years, scientists say
The medieval plague, which killed millions, is believed to have emerged in North Kyrgyzstan in the late 14th century.
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Teenage boy dies of bubonic plague in Mongolia
The 15-year-old caught the rare bacterial illness after hunting and eating a marmot, according to the health ministry.
Mongolian couple dies of plague after eating raw marmot meat, triggering town quarantine
A six-day quarantine was declared on residents in the region, preventing nine tourists from leaving.
This ancient strain of plague may have aided in wipeout of Neolithic Europeans
New research suggests that plague may have been spread among Neolithic European settlements by traders.
New river rules seek to protect native Irish crayfish from plague-carrying alien invaders
Irish crayfish have been heavily impacted by plague in recent years.
'Crayfish plague' may be to blame as large numbers of the crustacean die in Westmeath
Over the past number of years, many Irish crayfish has been impacted by the crayfish plague.
New advice issued for Irish people travelling to Madagascar after plague outbreak
At least 54 people have been killed in the outbreak.
Australia is spending $400 million to stop the spread of red fire ants
“Our fire-ant fighters have finally been given the war chest they need,” an invasive species expert said.
Locals bearing the brunt as 'plague of flies' take up residence in Ringsend
Local politicians are demanding answers as to why there is a fly infestation in the Dublin area.
Ireland has one of the largest populations of white-clawed crayfish but a plague is killing them
A total kill of the population is expected as the disease kills all white-clawed crayfish.
Do we really need to worry about a plague of giant rats this winter?
Reports of giant super rats may be just a little bit exaggerated.
This sunken 400-year-old church has emerged from a reservoir
The church was abandoned in the 1770s.
Investigation launched after 600 dead crayfish are found in Cavan
The impact of the likely cause could be “severe” and “irreversible”.
The world's citrus is being destroyed - here's what scientists are doing about it
Citrus fruits in Florida are facing a bombardment from a pest called a “Asian citrus psyllid”.
Chinese man dies of bubonic plague after feeding his dog a marmot
Some 30,000 people have been kept inside the city of Yumen for a week.
A man and his dog have been diagnosed with plague in the US
The man is still alive but the dog died after contracting pneumonic plague.
Marmot meat blamed after teen dies of bubonic plague in Kyrgyzstan
Officials in the central Asian country are confident there will be no outbreak, but neighbouring Kazakhstan has tightened border controls.
LA park evacuated after squirrel found with deadly plague bacteria
The squirrel was trapped on 16 July and test results revealed on Tuesday that the plague bacteria was present.
Scientists crack genetic code of Black Death plague
Samples obtained by drilling skeletons’ teeth show that the disease has changed little over 600 years.
Irish researchers trace origins of Black Death
UCC scientists find roots of three deadly plagues – including the one that killed almost one-third of Middle Ages Europe – travelled on Silk Road from China.