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Has anyone been at Six Flags over New England recently? Please Read!

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posted on Aug, 5 2013 @ 04:24 AM
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thanks for the heads up...slightly off topic but about rabies...I saw a story where several people got transplants at this hospital, everything seemed fine at first , then they started to get sick one by one, one guy agitated, told his mom, "something is wrong", they died one by one.

the donor showed up at the emergency room all agitated and sick and he died, they didn't know why he died but checked for reg stuff which was negative and the did the transplants...I believe they changed the protocal, and now chek for rabies before transplanting.....gives me the creeps just thinking about it.




posted on Aug, 5 2013 @ 09:43 AM
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I live a few towns north of six flags and don't recall seeing this on the news. Thanks for the update.



posted on Aug, 5 2013 @ 11:19 AM
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I'll take that one step forward and tell you about a conversation I had with a Veterinarian,I was dog grooming at the time and proposed a hypothetical question. If my dog is up to date on rabies shots and gets out in the woods,encounters a rabid wild animal contracting the rabies virus,will they become a carrier if they're vaccine works? The answer? Yes.Your pet being vaccinated protects them (hopefully) but does nothing for you.A lot of times if your dog has been in a fight with something wild,the vet to be safe will do another rabies shot.You should therefore make it point to NOT let any fluids from your animal get on you,no licking,no wrestling,keep wounds covered etc.This is not to frighten anyone,just a precautionary statement to protect yourself. Rabies I have read can actually be carried by some mammals up to 18 months before symptoms show up.Then its hard to know if your seeing rabies or something else.There are 2 basic sets of symptoms, the most common being 'dumb rabies' where the animal walks with a 'bear like gait' the mouth hangs open with excessive drool, on first look it seems the animals jaw is broke/or the animal is choking leading people to want to help which is the worst thing you an do.The second set of symptoms is the one people tend to think of with rabies, 'viscous rabies',thats with the extreme aggression attacking anything that makes sound etc. I could go on and on but really the thing is it takes a Vet to diagnose rabies,be safe if you live by woods.Even in cities rabies lives on.I've been seeing more and more cases lately on the news.



posted on Aug, 5 2013 @ 11:47 AM
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Wow, I can think of tons of bad/scary scenarios that could happen at an amusement park; kids getting lost/kidnapped, rides being struck by lightning, people getting throw off of a ride or otherwise severely injured in some way by one, someone entering the place with a gun and shooting everyone up...but the last concern I'd ever have at an amusement park would be being bitten by a wild, rabid animal.

Rabies is terrifying because it reminds me so much of a real life zombie virus. It just seems like it'll be the virus that will some day mutate into one who's effects take place far more rapidly, perhaps mere hours after infection, and start the real zombie apocalypse.



posted on Aug, 5 2013 @ 01:23 PM
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Originally posted by charolais
I live a few towns north of six flags and don't recall seeing this on the news. Thanks for the update.


It's summer time, and a rabies scare near the park wouldn't be too good for business; that's probably why you didn't see anything on it.



posted on Aug, 5 2013 @ 01:28 PM
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I grew up in the town next to Six Flags .. it used to be called 'Riverside Park'. My husband and I bought our first house in Agawam .. so close to Six Flags that we could hear the stock car races so loudly that even with the windows closed it was still way too loud.

Lots of critters are in that area. We used to get bears every so often that would wander down the sidewalk. Deer and even a moose would come through. Considering how congested it is .. that surprises some folks. TONS of raccoons and possum etc etc that rabies could travel quickly through ....



posted on Aug, 5 2013 @ 02:04 PM
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Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
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To give you a very serious answer? Probably pretty good actually. They are vicious little suckers and the idea that they just spray stink is a myth. I played with skunks a few nights near the local power transfer station when I was a kid before someone slapped some sense into me on this very thread's topic being a possible outcome. The thing was tho, it was a whole mess of them living in the foliage and trees around the station and not a single one ever turned butt toward me to spray. They all put their tail high, head down and facing me, jumped back and forth in feigned attacks. It's why I found it entertaining at first.


I'm sure you know this by now, but that's NOT playing. That's skunk language for "leave me alone or I have a surprise for you".

...but you're right; skunks don't spray at the drop of a hat. Skunks like to keep themseves clean and they will avoid getting that musk crap all over themselves if they can help it.



posted on Aug, 5 2013 @ 02:52 PM
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Indeed.. I know that now and wonder how I got out of childhood in one piece with some of what I thought was a good idea at the time. In having seen some videos of skunks over the years where they are in attack mode? I realize now if one or more had deemed me a real, immediate threat and charged with intent? There isn't much at all I could have done to stop from being bitten to shreds by them. Err... The things we don't give thought to in youth, eh?
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posted on Aug, 5 2013 @ 03:21 PM
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I live in Agawam. and had to kill a racoon that was in my backyard acting rabid last week.



posted on Aug, 5 2013 @ 03:41 PM
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Vitamin C has been show to be effective against rabies, I will try to find the information I came across many moons ago. I'm sure a search would turn up results if anyone is inclined, be back later.

Find the liposomal vitamin C thread here. Liposomal C



posted on Aug, 6 2013 @ 06:43 AM
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It's pretty cool seeing quite a few people from Western MA here. I'm up north of Springfield in hampshire county, south of Amherst.



posted on Aug, 6 2013 @ 08:24 AM
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After 2 years my neighbor finally got smart and stopped feeding the feral cats living in our neighborhood. Raccoons showed up and bullied/killed the feral cats for food and then killed my "hearing-ear-dog" because I have extreme hearing loss. For 2 year I begged and pleaded for her to stop due to fears of rabies or plague, plus they tore up parts of our houses. The HOA and police/animal control kept telling me that they were here before me and had a right to stay in our neighborhood. She stopped feeding them but they still find other sources of food, and the raccoons still tear up a kitten or two for fun. Peace and Godspeed, Xenongod



posted on Aug, 9 2013 @ 08:07 AM
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Again, what are the chances of someone getting bit by a skunk?


Remember, it's a RABID skunk...meaning it has AGGRESSION as a symptom...so yeah, the chances are pretty good for anyone in what it perceives to be its territory.....


Of course, ANYONE bitten by ANY animal capable of carrying rabies should see a Dr. right away. Caught soon, it is 100% survivable. Caught after symptoms, it is 100% likely to KILL you... Not even a Vegas gambler is going to try those odds.




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