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"Humans on the Earth behave in some ways like a pathogenic organism, or like the cells of a tumour or neoplasm. We have grown in numbers and disturbance to Gaia, to the point where our presence is perceptibly disturbing ... the human species is now so numerous as to constitute a serious planetary malady. Gaia is suffering from Disseminated Primatemaia, a plague of people." --Healing Gaia (1991) by James Lovelock, p. 153

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Plague or The plague is a disease that has a high mortality rate or a calamity with widespread and serious consequences for its victims. It is an epidemic or pandemic caused by any pestilence, but specifically by the disease "plague". It can also refer to any widespread affliction, calamity or destructive influx, especially when seen as divine retribution; a grave nuisance, whatever greatly irrates.

The terms plague or the plague may specifically refer to:

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Agriculture and medicine

Religion

  • Plagues of Egypt, the 10 calamities that God inflicted on Egypt in the book of Exodus

Birds

Historical plagues

  • List of epidemics
  • Plague of Athens, a devastating epidemic which hit Athens in ancient Greece in 430 BC
  • Antonine Plague, an ancient pandemic in 165–189 AD brought to the Roman Empire by troops returning from campaigns in the Near East
  • Plague of Justinian, a pandemic in 541–542 AD in the Byzantine Empire
  • The Black Death, the Eurasian pandemic beginning in the 14th century
  • Great Plague of London, a massive outbreak in England that killed an estimated 20% of London's population in 1665–1666
  • Plague Riot, a riot in Moscow in 1771 caused by an outbreak of bubonic plague
  • Third Pandemic, a major plague pandemic that began in China in 1855

Media and entertainment

Art

Fictional characters

Films

Games

  • Corrupted Blood incident, a virtual plague that occurred in the video game World of Warcraft
  • Plague Inc., a 2012 strategy game for smartphones and tablets by Ndemic Creations

Literature

Music

Artists
Albums
EPs
Songs
Musicals

Television

Technology

  • Capacitor plague, a condition afflicting computer motherboards in which capacitors fail

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