#Plague

.Colorado, USA
The plague is caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis. (Photo Credit: Unsplash/Representative)

  • Cases of the plague have been found in fleas, animals as well as humans in Colorado
  • A 10-year-old girl from La Plata County died from complications from the plague
  • The cases of the plague are from six counties in Colorado

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The plague has ravaged humanity for thousands of years. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Unsplash)

  • Researchers said Tuesday they have found the first known victims of the plague
  • The first victim was a hunter-gatherer who lived 5,000 years ago in what is now Latvia
  • The hunter-gatherer's remains carried the Yersinia pestis bacteria that causes the disease

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
The curtain is coming down for the latest brood of cicadas, the disquieting insects that appear briefly in their trillions in the US every 17 years. (Photo Credit: Unsplash/Representative)

  • These huge swarms that have been spawning headlines in the US are dying off
  • The infestation began in April and May in some eastern and midwest US states
  • The cicada waits underground as a nymph for almost its entire 17-year life cycle

It is being called one of the worst plagues in decades. (Photo credit: Twitter/@LucyThack)

  • The mice plague started being reported around mid-March in Australia’s eastern states
  • Several pictures and videos are doing the rounds on social media 
  • NSW extended a support package of $50 million to help the farmers

.New South Wales, Australia
Australia's New South Wales (NSW) is witnessing its vast tracts of lands being threatened by a mouse plague. (Photo Credit: Unsplash/Representative)

  • The NSW government has authorised the use of an outlawed poison to control the plague
  • The mice plague is being called the worst plagues in decades
  • Some places are also witnessing 'mice rain', where the mice reportedly falling from rooftops