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The Black Death is back - bubonic plague returns

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posted on Aug, 14 2017 @ 10:50 AM
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Fleas in Arizona have tested positive for the bubonic plague

“The disease can be transmitted to humans and other animals by the bite of an infected flea or by direct contact with an infected animal.”

An outbreak in 2015 led to 11 people becoming infected with the disease, three of whom died.

Source

It's interesting that the bubonic plague is still around, apparently causing outbreaks from time to time in (mostly) the southwestern U.S. We certainly don't want something like that to develop a resistance to treatments. I wonder what would happen if an outbreak occurred in an area that was unable to properly deal with it?




posted on Aug, 14 2017 @ 10:52 AM
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a reply to: trollz

You won't have to wonder long. Just wait until it shows up in a homeless shelter.



posted on Aug, 14 2017 @ 10:59 AM
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stowing away on those trucks that do not get inspected from 'down south'



posted on Aug, 14 2017 @ 11:02 AM
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a reply to: trollz

I'd be concerned if I lived in that area, with the best will in the world it is nigh on impossible to avoid the odd flea bite.
I'm guessing it's the weather and temperatures are agreeable to the hosts?
Black death, makes me shudder at the thought.



posted on Aug, 14 2017 @ 11:03 AM
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a reply to: trollz

It looks like the end of the freaking world is approaching. Raining frogs will be next.


Best travel ban you can dream of if the US of A is quarantined. Ain't no more migrants coming in here!! Store's closed!!



posted on Aug, 14 2017 @ 11:03 AM
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a reply to: trollz

Cases pop up once in a while, I remember hearing about one in Southern California. Somebody got bit by a wild animal. Theres antibiotic cures for many plagues, including Bubonic plague.

The thing about plagues is they have this repository out there somewhere, like natures check and balance against too much population growth.

Theres a cholera plague in Yemen right now.

Cholera in Yemen is intentional genocide (brought about by aggressive warfare). People should worry more about the plague of war that ushers in these other plagues and diseases.

Four horsemen of the apocalypse...

War, famine, disease, death.



posted on Aug, 14 2017 @ 11:03 AM
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My wife has genetics that protect her from the black death but I do not. Strange how that is. Her ancesters were taking care of people in England back hundreds of years ago in Cornwell during a plague supposedly, they did not get sick from it. Her genetics shows natural immunity to the black death and a few other diseases like that.

I have natural genetic protection from many types of microbes but not those. My big problem is my immune system is strong and I have had relatives with autoimmune problems because of that. But no plague protection. I'll try to stay away from the Southwest.



posted on Aug, 14 2017 @ 11:05 AM
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a reply to: trollz

I think I read a story about this once every so often, always seems to be the damn fleas or stray cats, and out west.

-Alee



posted on Aug, 14 2017 @ 11:08 AM
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I'm just going to leave this right here;



posted on Aug, 14 2017 @ 11:09 AM
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a reply to: trollz

Any chance it moving more to the west, say California? All those Antifa fleabags .. a bit of clean-up would not harm...



posted on Aug, 14 2017 @ 11:33 AM
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originally posted by: SilverOwls
a reply to: trollz

It looks like the end of the freaking world is approaching. Raining frogs will be next.




Dang it..




posted on Aug, 14 2017 @ 11:36 AM
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It never left, it's a bacteria....it didn't just die out after the "black plague" in Europe.

It's not a very serious concern these days...unless you live in a flea infested house.



posted on Aug, 14 2017 @ 11:37 AM
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a reply to: Skywatcher2011


Holy # man it starts to make sense now!




posted on Aug, 14 2017 @ 11:41 AM
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originally posted by: SilverOwls
a reply to: Skywatcher2011


Holy # man it starts to make sense now!



But in the event that the world is coming to an end...will this be a symbol we see at the end of the tunnel?



(the symbol came from this Thread )



posted on Aug, 14 2017 @ 01:23 PM
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originally posted by: NerdGoddess
a reply to: trollz

I think I read a story about this once every so often, always seems to be the damn fleas or stray cats, and out west.

-Alee


It would be both. My parents live out in the countryside, and there are stray cats living around us. They really do pick up every tick and flea that's out there. Even by just sitting down on the grass, they are distributing fleas, which then get into our clothing. And as the fleas and ticks are blocksuckers, they carry all sorts of viruses and bacteria.

British people gained immunity from the Black Death through the CCR5-Δ32 mutation

www.nature.com...



posted on Aug, 14 2017 @ 04:02 PM
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It never left. It is endemic. There are always few cases in areas where the rodents carry it. The US Southwest is one such area.

The catch is that there have yet to be conditions like it ran into during the Dark Ages that allow it to spread with as much virulence as it did then. There is also some question as to whether or not there is or was a mutation that cropped up that facilitated that spread and its deadly nature, but it was still just Y. pestis even then.

Basically, it was confluence of things.

Trade bringing the pestilence in one rodent pelts along the silk roads and overseas. The beginning of the Little Ice Age having caused widespread crop failure leading to populations in famine and with weakened immune systems. Win/win for the bug, really.



posted on Aug, 14 2017 @ 07:10 PM
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Ring around the rosies
A pocket full of posies
Achoo, achoo
We all fall down



posted on Aug, 14 2017 @ 09:20 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

Curious that RT decided to share this story isn't it?

I had a search on RT for any story about the boy who was hospitalised with bubonic plague just last year in Russia..

siberiantimes.com...

Oddly enough, no such story exists.

Good old reliable RT....


edit on 14/8/17 by Chadwickus because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 14 2017 @ 09:29 PM
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a reply to: Chadwickus

www.cbsnews.com...

www.rt.com...

Here are two stories about an outbreak in Kyrgyzstan in 2013, on is RT. Boy got it from marmot meat.

www.theguardian.com...

Here's a 2014 outbreak in China that prompted them to quarantine 150 (?) people and seal off an entire city in a NW province. Again the culprit was a dead marmot.

Nope, it's still out there in Asia too, and we have it in the prairie dogs.



posted on Aug, 16 2017 @ 04:43 AM
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Let's hear from vaccination critics what do they have to say about this.




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