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Man bitten by stray cat diagnosed with the plague

Man bitten by stray cat diagnosed with the plague

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Health officials have confirmed that an Oregon man has the plague after he was bitten while trying to take a dead rodent from the mouth of a stray cat.

The unidentified Prineville, Ore., man was in critical condition on Friday. He is suffering from a blood-borne version of the disease that wiped out at least one-third of Europe in the 14th century -- that one, the bubonic plague, affect lymph nodes.

There is an average of seven human plague cases in the U.S. each year. A map maintained by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that most cases since the 1970s have been in the West, primarily the Southwest.

The plague bacteria cycles through rodent populations without killing them off; in urban areas, it's transmitted back and forth from rats to fleas. There's even a name for it -- the "enzootic cycle."

Emory History Minute: Pushball

 

To celebrate Emory's 175th anniversary, Emory Report brings you a look at little-known facts about the university.  From 1923-1955, Pushball was a tradition on campus battled out between the freshmen and sophomores. It was played with a 180 pound leather ball and 25 people per team on the field with the goal to push the ball into the other team's end zone. It was banned in 1955 because it caused too many injuries. Pushball was brought back for one day only as part of Emory's 175th anniversary celebration. To see the entire collection of Emory History Minutes, log on to Emory Report's website at http://bit.ly/emoryhistoryminutes. And for more information about Emory's 175th Anniversary, log on to http://www.emory.edu/175.

Emory History Minute: Candler Mansion

Emory History Minute: Candler Mansion

To celebrate Emory's 175th anniversary, Emory Report brings you a look at little-known facts about the university. 

The Candler Mansion on Emory's Briarcliff campus is a beautiful yet eerie estate. Built in 1920 by Asa "Buddy" Candler, Jr., the second son of the founder of Coca-Cola, the 42 acre property once housed wild animals including four elephants: Coca, Cola, Refreshing and Delicious. In the 1960s, the mansion was turned into a mental health institute.

NETHERWORLD Haunted House Returns for its 15th Season as a Top Halloween Destination

NETHERWORLD  Haunted House Returns for its 15th Season as a Top Halloween Destination

GETTING OLDER ISN’T SCARY FOR NETHERWORLD
Legendary Haunted House Celebrates 15 Years of Fear in 2011!

 

Emory Class of 2015 Photo Timelapse

Emory College of Arts and Sciences (the university's primary undergraduate division) welcomed 1,357 freshmen to campus for fall semester, chosen from a highly selective and diverse pool of 17,027 applicants.  The class hails from 48 states and beyond, with 13 percent of the students (both U.S. and non-U.S. citizens) representing 31 countries outside of the United States. About 34 percent of the class hails from the Southeast, 22 percent from the Mid-Atlantic region and the rest spread among the West, Southwest, Midwest and New England. Nearly two-thirds of the class come from public schools. As a part of their welcome to campus, every freshmen gathered on Emory's quad to take a class photo forming the number 2015.  Here's a timelapse video showing you how it all happened.