posted on Nov, 2 2009 @ 12:48 AM
The dangers of pneumonic plague have been known for quite some time. The danger became better known after 9/11 and the anthrax attacks. Plague was
mentioned as one of the many possible biologic weapons that could be used against a population.
Pneumonic plague is a highly contagious and extremely dangerous disease. Without proper treatment, the mortality rate is about 60%. Treated
immediately, the mortality rate drops below 5%. Unfortunately, there is often a delay in diagnosis.
It doesn't appear that pneumonic plague is happening anywhere, except possibly in China. The outbreak of URI in Ukraine seems to be viral, possibly
H1N1 or perhaps something else.
So, as of right now, I don't see anything much to worry about.