NY's Rats and Fleas Could Bring Back the Plague, Party Like It's 1346

In order for the plague to come back full force and kill all of us with festering boils, three things are needed: A carrier, a transmitter and a pathogen. It may be too early to panic, but a new study reveals that New York City has two of the three components necessary to make a really good Criminal Minds episode. » 3/03/15 5:20pm 3/03/15 5:20pm

Mysterious Cruise Ship Plague Has Ruined Caribbean Vacay for 281 People

Stepping aboard an ocean liner and putting your life in the hands of a captain who, at least on a Disney cruise, might be an actor with some off-Broadway experience dressed in a Goofy costume, takes a lot of faith, especially considering how many no good, terrible things have happened on cruise ships recently. At… » 1/26/14 2:30pm 1/26/14 2:30pm

Colorado Girl Staves Off Bubonic Plague, Gains Unfair Advantage in…

The bubonic plague, which helped build most of 14th century Europe's character, probably wiped out Constantinople in 542, and is the primary antagonist in both a pretty sweet novel about New Orleans called A Recent Martyr by Valerie Martin as well as a pretty sweet movie about New Orleans called Panic in the Streets,… » 9/05/12 9:15pm 9/05/12 9:15pm