Prairie Dog Illness Resembles Smallpox...

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posted on Jun, 8 2003 @ 02:14 PM
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[stolen from aol for ats viewers
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MADISON, Wis. (June 8) - Doctors initially feared a smallpox outbreak as they began seeing cases of a mysterious disease that has spread to at least 19 people who came into contact with pet prairie dogs in the Midwest, health officials said Sunday.

The symptoms were alarmingly similar - fever, chills, rashes and swollen lymph nodes, said Milwaukee's health commissioner, Dr. Seth Foldy. It was when the prairie dog connection surfaced that they knew it must be something else.
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[Edited on 6-8-2003 by echelon]




posted on Jun, 9 2003 @ 06:31 PM
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I saw something about this on the news, and was terrifically amused to find that the people with the first cases of the disease had a prairie dog as a...wait for it...pet. who the hell keeps a prairie dog as a pet?! goofballs.



posted on Jun, 10 2003 @ 08:08 PM
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I saw something abou this also, it seems SARS has sparked a new treand among the media.

Heres a Link



posted on Jun, 10 2003 @ 09:28 PM
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My goodness!!
I have been feeling the urge to run in and out of my house recently and sit on the roof watching people.
I think my teeth are starting to grow as well ...

Have I caught the Praire dog illness?



posted on Jun, 10 2003 @ 09:30 PM
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Have I caught the Praire dog illness?


I dont know but you should get yourself checked out before you start spreading it here on ATS!!





 
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