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Peru suffers deadly outbreak of bubonic and pneumonic plague

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posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 12:57 PM
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"An outbreak of bubonic and pneumonic plague in Peru has killed a 14-year-old boy and infected at least 31 people in a northern coastal province. "

This is the same plague that killed one third of the population in europe in the 14th century.

www.telegraph.co.uk...




posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 01:11 PM
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The video on the page has Peru's Health Minister saying:

"The outbreak is related to the expansion of sugarcane farming. They have burned the fields and are running in panic towards the city centers."

Think we will have to watch this one...


[edit on 4-8-2010 by Copernicus]



posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 01:11 PM
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i hope they nip this in the bud quikly. we all saw how quike swine flu traveld the globe the last thing we need is something this dangerous doing the rounds. "sorry boss i wont be into work today" "how come" "a spot of plague"



posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 01:29 PM
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Is there any way to treat the plague?



posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 01:33 PM
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It sure is a good thing we're not drinking fouled up water, taking bucket baths once a week or so. The bubonic flu wouldn't spread like it did back in the 14th century. What was it, 30% of Europe that got wiped out, but only like 10% of Asia? Sanitation.



posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 01:33 PM
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The former is transmitted by flea bites, the latter by airborne contagion. The disease is curable if treated early with antibiotics.

it was in the link that the op posted



posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 01:33 PM
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Originally posted by America?
Is there any way to treat the plague?


It says in the very short article that it is treatable, but only if you go to a doctor early on.



posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 01:36 PM
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It seems there's a fair deal of evidence, although many of the studies were done decades ago and the originals are hard to come by, that ascorbic acid (vitamin-c) in large enough doses kills flu's and respiratory infections. You need very high doses, and most likely will need to be IV or else or else muscular shots, however, it is noted that the more your body needs vitamin-c, the higher the absorption rate becomes, so maybe you could fend it off with large oral doses.



posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 02:03 PM
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what happens if this mutated?
im only 16 so i dont know a whole lot about this but, is it possible that it could over come the antibiotics and a new epidemic?



posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 02:12 PM
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Originally posted by unityemissions
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It sure is a good thing we're not drinking fouled up water, taking bucket baths once a week or so. The bubonic flu wouldn't spread like it did back in the 14th century. What was it, 30% of Europe that got wiped out, but only like 10% of Asia? Sanitation.


could there be a downside to sanitation in the sense that were to clean and our immune systems aren't as strong as they maybe were back then?

Also i don't suppose anyone's manufacturing very large amounts of antibiotics all of a sudden are they?



posted on Aug, 4 2010 @ 02:57 PM
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Originally posted by America?
Is there any way to treat the plague?


Gypsies in Europe were rumored to work with the corpses and
suffer no effects as did Nostradamus himself as he cared
for ppl with the plague.

en.wikipedia.org...

He lost his entire family to the plague thou.

One of the tools was a type of aroma therapy based on something
called "thieves oil" possibly due to it being linked to the gypsies.

The current commercialized variety may not be the same formula
that was used by the gypsies during the plague outbreaks.

www.naturaltherapypages.com.au...

en.wikipedia.org...

As for a cure it looks like some antibiotics take care of it as it
is a bacteria, and here in the US the common vector is prairie dogs.




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