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Plague

Plague is a life-threatening infectious disease caused by rod shaped bacteria called Yersinia pestis. It is found in animals such as rodents. As their population is increasing, the spread of the disease is also increasing. This means, Yes, the plague is increasing due to Mice rain. In the 13th century, the disease killed millions of ..

Mice Rain in Australia

The mice population in Australia has increased exponentially. The mice are causing extensive damages to the cultivated crop and stored food grains. This is being referred to as Mice Rain. Also, plague in the country has increased. Why is the situation called “Mice Rain”? In some places, the mice are pouring out like a rain ..

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Asiatic lions test COVID positive

Around eight Asiatic lions have tested positive for COVID-19 at Hyderabad Nehru Zoological Park. This is the first time that transmission of virus to animal has been detected in India. Asiatic Lions Asiatic Lions are one of the five Pantherine cats that are native to India. The other four are Indian Snow Leopard, Bengal Tiger, ..

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What is Lag B’Omer?

Lag B’Omer is an annual Jewish festival. It is celebrated in the Hebrew month of Iyar. The festival is celebrated on the thirtieth day of the Omer. Recently, more than forty-four people died here due to a stampede (in Meron of Israel). They were gathered at the reputed tomb of Shimon Bar Yochai for Lag ..

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Bubonic Plague in Mongolia: Recent Update

The Health Ministry of Mongolia has issued a statement that a case of bubonic plague has been confirmed as positive in Govi-Altai province of the country. This was confirmed after the polymerase chain reaction test on the 15-year old boy who had died on July 12th, 2020.  The boy had marmot meat three days back, ..

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History of Pandemics: Justinian Plague, Black Death and Spanish Flu

The COVID-19 has killed thousands and has indented a bad and deep history of economic crisis. It has locked down almost every super economic power in the world and has left permanent damages to developing countries. There were several other Pandemics in the history that created equal impacts. They are Justinian Plague, Black Death and ..

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