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Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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The University of Chicago researcher who died of the plague in 2009 was the first lab-acquired plague death in 50 years, and the first ever by a weakened form of the bacterium, according to a CDC report.

 
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