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Oregon man diagnosed with "black death" plague

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posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 05:20 PM
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Watch out in Oregon! Make sure to go to the hospital if you have any symptoms of this as now we are able to treat it.


Oregon health officials believe a man in a Bend hospital has been infected with the "black death" plague, a bacterial infection that affects the blood stream.


According to The Oregonian, the man became ill with the bubonic plague - the cause of the "black death" - after he was bitten on the hand by a stray cat while trying to get a mouse out of its mouth. As of Tuesday, he was listed in critical condition at St. Charles Medical Center-Bend, and his family was given preventative medication. He marks the fifth case discovered in Oregon since 1995.


The stray cat has since died, and has been sent to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention for testing.


Oregon man diagnosed with "black death" plague




posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 05:23 PM
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While it's bad he's infected, and it's good we have antibiotics... There's still one big question out of all of this.

Why in the WORLD did he have the idea to dig a mouse out of a stray cat's mouth?!



posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 05:26 PM
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The moral of the Story is keep away from disease ridden pussy's



posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 05:34 PM
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Are they sure it came from the cat?

Or is it possible it came from the mouse?



posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 05:44 PM
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Originally posted by Mapkar
reply to post by SUICIDEHK45
 


While it's bad he's infected, and it's good we have antibiotics... There's still one big question out of all of this.

Why in the WORLD did he have the idea to dig a mouse out of a stray cat's mouth?!


My thoughts are exactly the same as yours!

Why would anyone do that to a stray cat? Also, it could have come from the mouse?



posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 05:45 PM
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I thought the black death, only became a viable disease in fleas that had been living on a host residing at a 8000-12,000 feet elevation.
This is why we do not see it more often, it has a very specific set of needs, and, people do not tend to spend time at those sorts of elevations to get bitten.
How in the hell has this appeared in oregon, so frequently?.
Why has it appeared in a cat or mouse nowhere near that kind of altitude?.
I do not know much about oregon admittedly, these are just the initial thoughts going through my mind.



posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 06:07 PM
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That was EPIC!!!!! LOL

2nd



posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 06:11 PM
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Stop fear mongering.
Plague can be cured with a couple of shots.



posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 06:12 PM
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LOL... To true … If you don’t know where it’s been…you should use protection



posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 06:13 PM
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If he dies then he's a shoe-in for the Darwin Awards.



posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 06:28 PM
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Yeah like an UZI.



posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 06:33 PM
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Originally posted by The X
I thought the black death, only became a viable disease in fleas that had been living on a host residing at a 8000-12,000 feet elevation.
This is why we do not see it more often, it has a very specific set of needs, and, people do not tend to spend time at those sorts of elevations to get bitten.
How in the hell has this appeared in oregon, so frequently?.
Why has it appeared in a cat or mouse nowhere near that kind of altitude?.
I do not know much about oregon admittedly, these are just the initial thoughts going through my mind.


i was thinking the same thing , it is really strange that he got sick after getting bit , by the cat ? that troubles me , cause i was also under the impression that you could only catch it after getting bit by a the flea , and what would a sick cat be doing catching a mouse anyway ? maybe the flea was in the mouse that bit the man ?



posted on Jun, 13 2012 @ 06:38 PM
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Originally posted by Mapkar
reply to post by SUICIDEHK45
 


While it's bad he's infected, and it's good we have antibiotics... There's still one big question out of all of this.

Why in the WORLD did he have the idea to dig a mouse out of a stray cat's mouth?!


Maybe he is related to the first French guy who saw a snail and thought "I should eat that". Or it may have been something more mundane like he simply needed one to put in his neighbors mailbox.



posted on Jun, 14 2012 @ 12:32 AM
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Bubonic plague is on fleas that live on rats. Cat had a rat in its' mouth. Likely it came from the rat.



posted on Jun, 14 2012 @ 01:26 AM
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Originally posted by Frankenchrist
Are they sure it came from the cat?

Or is it possible it came from the mouse?


I would go with blood from the mouse contaminating the wound from the cat bite.



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