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A Colorado man is infected with the rarest and most fatal form of plague, an airborne version that can be spread through coughing and sneezing.
Untreated plague is fatal, and antibiotics have to be given within 24 hours of the first symptoms to reduce the chance of death. Symptoms of the disease include fever, headache and chest pain, along with a pneumonia that develops rapidly causing shortness of breath, chest pain and bloody mucus, according to the CDC.
originally posted by: LightningStrikesHere
a reply to: 727Sky
Why did you post this lol
I am already freaked out enough as it is
Went camping woke up yesterday morning feeling sick so we came home early.
Took this pic while I was there .
originally posted by: Dianec
So that sign is saying fleas carry this stuff. If fleas carry this stuff so would Mosquitos. I know the plague has never been fully eradicated but to see a sign like that is strange.
Three more plague cases were found in Colorado, a week after the first infection of the deadliest form of the disease was reported in the state in a decade.
The man initially reported with pneumonic plague on July 11 is hospitalized. Two of the new cases also had pneumonic plague, while the third had a milder form. All four cases may be linked to the original man’s dog, which died from the illness, state health officials said.
Now Ebola... that's scary, no one in my family tree ever lived through Ebola nor am I exposed to it... every damn summer by Caffeine fiend Gophers. Emerging viruses and Bacteria, that's what can get you...