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# plague - Tuesday 14 July, 2020

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.

# plague - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

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.

# plague - Sunday 9 December, 2018

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.

# plague - Wednesday 14 November, 2018

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.

# plague - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

'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.

# plague - Saturday 14 October, 2017

New advice issued for Irish people travelling to Madagascar after plague outbreak

At least 54 people have been killed in the outbreak.

# plague - Saturday 29 July, 2017

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.

# plague - Thursday 6 July, 2017

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.

# plague - Saturday 20 May, 2017

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.

# plague - Wednesday 25 November, 2015

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.

# plague - Monday 19 October, 2015

This sunken 400-year-old church has emerged from a reservoir Mexico This post contains images

This sunken 400-year-old church has emerged from a reservoir

The church was abandoned in the 1770s.

# plague - Monday 17 August, 2015

Investigation launched after 600 dead crayfish are found in Cavan

The impact of the likely cause could be “severe” and “irreversible”.

# plague - Sunday 27 July, 2014

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”.

# plague - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

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.

# plague - Thursday 10 July, 2014

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.

# plague - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

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.

# plague - Friday 26 July, 2013

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.

# plague - Wednesday 12 October, 2011

Scientists crack genetic code of Black Death plague

Samples obtained by drilling skeletons’ teeth show that the disease has changed little over 600 years.

# plague - Monday 1 November, 2010

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.