New research indicates that the three waves of plague that struck Europe, the first in the 6th century, all originated in China, the New York Times reports: The great waves of plague that twice devastated Europe and changed the...
by Liu Yong | Aug 3, 2009
From AFP: A town in a Tibetan area in northwest China has been sealed off after one of its residents died from pneumonic plague, the local government said on Sunday. Ziketan town in Qinghai province was put under collective...
by Xiao Qiang | Apr 1, 2006
From IBN Live (Link): The completion of the first railway linking Tibet to other Chinese regions could fuel the spread of rat-borne diseases such as plague that mainly affect remote areas of northwest China, the state media said on Saturday. The railway, which will link the Himalayan region with the rest of China when it […]
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