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#Plague

From TheJournal.ie Mongolian couple dies of plague after eating raw marmot meat, triggering town quarantine Mongolia

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.

From TheJournal.ie This ancient strain of plague may have aided in wipeout of Neolithic Europeans Plague

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.

From TheJournal.ie New river rules seek to protect native Irish crayfish from plague-carrying alien invaders Plague So Cray

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Crayfish plague' may be to blame as large numbers of the crustacean die in Westmeath Crayfish Plague

'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.

From TheJournal.ie New advice issued for Irish people travelling to Madagascar after plague outbreak Outbreak

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

At least 54 people have been killed in the outbreak.

From TheJournal.ie Australia is spending $400 million to stop the spread of red fire ants Plague

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.

From TheJournal.ie Locals bearing the brunt as 'plague of flies' take up residence in Ringsend Wingsend

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.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland has one of the largest populations of white-clawed crayfish but a plague is killing them Plague

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.

From TheJournal.ie Do we really need to worry about a plague of giant rats this winter? Super Rats

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.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie Investigation launched after 600 dead crayfish are found in Cavan Plague

Investigation launched after 600 dead crayfish are found in Cavan

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

From TheJournal.ie The world's citrus is being destroyed - here's what scientists are doing about it A Bitter Pill

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”.

From TheJournal.ie Chinese man dies of bubonic plague after feeding his dog a marmot China

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.

From TheJournal.ie A man and his dog have been diagnosed with plague in the US Contagion

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.

From TheJournal.ie Marmot meat blamed after teen dies of bubonic plague in Kyrgyzstan Black Death

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.

From TheJournal.ie LA park evacuated after squirrel found with deadly plague bacteria America

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.

From TheJournal.ie Scientists crack genetic code of Black Death plague Black Death

Scientists crack genetic code of Black Death plague

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

From TheJournal.ie Irish researchers trace origins of Black Death Plague

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.