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(Oregon Live)   Oregon plague victim: "Not dead yet"   (oregonlive.com ) divider line 51
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2012-07-11 11:13:48 AM  
Can he dance and sing??
 
2012-07-11 11:16:31 AM  
Note to self: Stay the fark away from Prineville.

//This is good advice anyways, plague or no, although Crook County has a strange macabre beauty to it.
 
2012-07-11 12:56:50 PM  
Well, can you hang around for a couple of minutes? He won't be long.
 
2012-07-11 02:22:19 PM  
I think I'll go for a walk.
 
2012-07-11 02:40:59 PM  
You're not fooling anyone, you know.
 
2012-07-11 02:41:07 PM  
You will be soon.
 
2012-07-11 02:42:27 PM  
Bring me a..... SHRUBBERY!
 
2012-07-11 02:43:21 PM  
t0.gstatic.com
 
2012-07-11 02:43:33 PM  
NI!
 
2012-07-11 02:43:57 PM  
*Holy Grail reference*
 
2012-07-11 02:45:07 PM  
I read the whole story waiting to figure out what happened to his plaque.
 
2012-07-11 02:45:11 PM  

meat0918: Note to self: Stay the fark away from Prineville.

//This is good advice anyways, plague or no, although Crook County has a strange macabre beauty to it.


I live about 30-40 minutes from Prineville. It's basically a nicer version of the town from Deliverance.
 
2012-07-11 02:45:39 PM  
Charlie bit his finger. Really?
 
2012-07-11 02:47:43 PM  
t3.gstatic.com

Oh, I think he's been dead a long time.
 
2012-07-11 02:48:35 PM  
I hear his condition has been downgraded to just a hint of plague
 
2012-07-11 02:48:38 PM  

Trashy: [t0.gstatic.com image 225x225]


This is exactly what came to my mind.
 
2012-07-11 02:48:49 PM  
He was quoted saying "I feel happy. I feel happy. "
 
2012-07-11 02:49:18 PM  

NutWrench: You're not fooling anyone, you know.


Do us a favor...
 
2012-07-11 02:49:28 PM  
This little piggy went to the market. This little piggy stayed home. This little piggy went into the bio-hazard bag.
 
2012-07-11 02:55:18 PM  
Come to Oregon for the beaches, the mountains, the plague... wait what?
 
2012-07-11 02:57:05 PM  

Wayne 985: meat0918: Note to self: Stay the fark away from Prineville.

//This is good advice anyways, plague or no, although Crook County has a strange macabre beauty to it.

I live about 30-40 minutes from Prineville. It's basically a nicer version of the town from Deliverance.


I've passed through on my way out to Prairie City (long story, work related).

Folks out there really, REALLY don't like strangers hanging around too long.
 
2012-07-11 02:58:37 PM  
It's called plague, you probably haven't had it before.
 
2012-07-11 03:00:49 PM  

LarryDan43: It's called plague, you probably haven't had it before.


Nah. I knew this one from "Beat the Reaper!"

/obscure?
 
2012-07-11 03:01:01 PM  
I think I'll go for a walk.

/I feel happeee
 
2012-07-11 03:06:02 PM  
the towns in & around Prineville may not be awesome, but the terrain and countryside are just beautiful.
 
2012-07-11 03:07:22 PM  
Jesus Farking Christ, that man SCREAMS retarded Prineville redneck.
/I say let him die.
 
2012-07-11 03:08:39 PM  
...you'll be stone dead in a moment.
 
2012-07-11 03:11:39 PM  
Listen, I'm only telling the truth...you have got a very big nose.
 
2012-07-11 03:34:13 PM  

Wayne 985: meat0918: Note to self: Stay the fark away from Prineville.

//This is good advice anyways, plague or no, although Crook County has a strange macabre beauty to it.

I live about 30-40 minutes from Prineville. It's basically a nicer version of the town from Deliverance.


That's where the new Facebook Data Center went in last year, right?
 
2012-07-11 03:36:14 PM  
Speaking of fast-acting, fatal diseases, have we heard anything about the young lady with the flesh-eating virus lately? She went off of morphine for her values, then went back on because pain hurts, and then disappeared from Fark completely.
 
2012-07-11 03:41:05 PM  
i read this as "Octomom Plague Victim"

/so I'm getting a kick . . .
 
2012-07-11 03:45:04 PM  
But I don't want to go on the cart!
 
2012-07-11 03:49:12 PM  

DVDave: Wayne 985: meat0918: Note to self: Stay the fark away from Prineville.

//This is good advice anyways, plague or no, although Crook County has a strange macabre beauty to it.

I live about 30-40 minutes from Prineville. It's basically a nicer version of the town from Deliverance.

That's where the new Facebook Data Center went in last year, right?


DVDave: Wayne 985: meat0918: Note to self: Stay the fark away from Prineville.

//This is good advice anyways, plague or no, although Crook County has a strange macabre beauty to it.

I live about 30-40 minutes from Prineville. It's basically a nicer version of the town from Deliverance.

That's where the new Facebook Data Center went in last year, right?


Yeah. Lot of open land and Bend and Redmond are close by. The locals are busy "tending" their sheep.

Look, I'm a nice guy. I'm not saying these things to be mean or elitist, but Prineville has a staggering (and well earned) reputation for being filled with racist, trashy rednecks. A few nice buildings have been built in recent years and the countryside is pretty, but the town is a dump.
 
2012-07-11 03:52:28 PM  
any sort of rodent could carry Plague, called Sylvanic Plague, rodents can have more that 1000x the lethal amount of bacteria that would be fatal in a human.
the plague can be transfered to your dog or cat that kills a rodent through the bite,
the fleas will not leave the rodents body until the internal temperature goes below 90 degrees.
only 1 type of fleas Chyopsys are capable of transfering plague from rodents to other mamals
human to human transfer does not happen in modern plague, except in cases where biting occurs.
Keeping pets indoors decreases the chance of them hunting for rodents and bringing plague indoors.
the fleas need to have a humid 80 degree+ enviroment to survive for more than an hour away from a rodent host.
People who keep rats or other rodents as pets are at extreme risk for plague, as the smell of rats attracts other rats, which could bring plague into the home, and pet rats tend to be kind of bitey.
if diagnosed quickly and correctly bubonic Plague is survivable. the gentleman in question had Septis plague, which kills more than 80% of people who contract it.
Pnuemonic plague, the most common variety transmitted by dogs and cats kills more than 60% of people who contract it due to is similarity to encephalitis, this is due to the antibiotics used to treat encephalitis have no affect on plague bacteria.
avoid contact with rodents, do not allow pets to roam and hunt rodents, if rodents start dying in your vacinity move into a wooded area away from places like farms, garbage dumps, food stores and the like. do not put food items in compost piles. Keep garbage cans away from house.
 
2012-07-11 04:03:52 PM  

Wayne 985: DVDave: Wayne 985: meat0918: Note to self: Stay the fark away from Prineville.

//This is good advice anyways, plague or no, although Crook County has a strange macabre beauty to it.

I live about 30-40 minutes from Prineville. It's basically a nicer version of the town from Deliverance.

That's where the new Facebook Data Center went in last year, right?

DVDave: Wayne 985: meat0918: Note to self: Stay the fark away from Prineville.

//This is good advice anyways, plague or no, although Crook County has a strange macabre beauty to it.

I live about 30-40 minutes from Prineville. It's basically a nicer version of the town from Deliverance.

That's where the new Facebook Data Center went in last year, right?

Yeah. Lot of open land and Bend and Redmond are close by. The locals are busy "tending" their sheep.

Look, I'm a nice guy. I'm not saying these things to be mean or elitist, but Prineville has a staggering (and well earned) reputation for being filled with racist, trashy rednecks. A few nice buildings have been built in recent years and the countryside is pretty, but the town is a dump.


Ever driven down I-5 past Albany/Millersburg?
 
2012-07-11 04:20:07 PM  
They keep telling you....Over and Over and OVER

FLOSS!!!!!!

teethbleachingsite.com
 
2012-07-11 04:46:00 PM  
I'm not dead yet - not dead yet
I'm a mad dog fighting with the wall against my back
You'd better get a bigger gun, I'm not dead yet
I been machine-gunned, hand-gunned, hijacked, left for dead
Divebombed, napalmed, nuclear warheaded
Dropped from a jet plane with no parachute
Shot by a firing squad and raped by a business suit
I'm dancing on a landmine, one leg left
But I can still crawl and I'm not dead yet
 
2012-07-11 04:48:54 PM  

baronbloodbath: But I don't want to go on the cart!


Don't be such a baby!
 
2012-07-11 04:51:37 PM  

meat0918: Note to self: Stay the fark away from Prineville.

//This is good advice anyways, plague or no, although Crook County has a strange macabre beauty to it.


Better advice: never try to remove a rodent from a stray cat's mouth.
 
2012-07-11 04:57:40 PM  
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The reports of my demise have been greatly exaggerated.
 
2012-07-11 04:59:48 PM  

madgordy: any sort of rodent could carry Plague, called Sylvanic Plague, rodents can have more that 1000x the lethal amount of bacteria that would be fatal in a human.
the plague can be transfered to your dog or cat that kills a rodent through the bite,
the fleas will not leave the rodents body until the internal temperature goes below 90 degrees.
only 1 type of fleas Chyopsys are capable of transfering plague from rodents to other mamals
human to human transfer does not happen in modern plague, except in cases where biting occurs.
Keeping pets indoors decreases the chance of them hunting for rodents and bringing plague indoors.
the fleas need to have a humid 80 degree+ enviroment to survive for more than an hour away from a rodent host.
People who keep rats or other rodents as pets are at extreme risk for plague, as the smell of rats attracts other rats, which could bring plague into the home, and pet rats tend to be kind of bitey.
if diagnosed quickly and correctly bubonic Plague is survivable. the gentleman in question had Septis plague, which kills more than 80% of people who contract it.
Pnuemonic plague, the most common variety transmitted by dogs and cats kills more than 60% of people who contract it due to is similarity to encephalitis, this is due to the antibiotics used to treat encephalitis have no affect on plague bacteria.
avoid contact with rodents, do not allow pets to roam and hunt rodents, if rodents start dying in your vacinity move into a wooded area away from places like farms, garbage dumps, food stores and the like. do not put food items in compost piles. Keep garbage cans away from house.


informative plague tips.

the one that struck me is that last point: the garbage.

here in Portland, we now have to use our compost bins for our food scraps. it gets picked up once a week, but it's a foul thing.
now that summer is here, it's just worse x1000000.
maggots and whatnot every time you open it to throw more in.
i've taken to dumping bleach and vinegar, but i can't help but think it's like a rot scented beacon to all the vermin.

/uncoolstorybrocephus
 
2012-07-11 05:38:58 PM  

inner ted: madgordy: any sort of rodent could carry Plague, called Sylvanic Plague, rodents can have more that 1000x the lethal amount of bacteria that would be fatal in a human.
the plague can be transfered to your dog or cat that kills a rodent through the bite,
the fleas will not leave the rodents body until the internal temperature goes below 90 degrees.
only 1 type of fleas Chyopsys are capable of transfering plague from rodents to other mamals
human to human transfer does not happen in modern plague, except in cases where biting occurs.
Keeping pets indoors decreases the chance of them hunting for rodents and bringing plague indoors.
the fleas need to have a humid 80 degree+ enviroment to survive for more than an hour away from a rodent host.
People who keep rats or other rodents as pets are at extreme risk for plague, as the smell of rats attracts other rats, which could bring plague into the home, and pet rats tend to be kind of bitey.
if diagnosed quickly and correctly bubonic Plague is survivable. the gentleman in question had Septis plague, which kills more than 80% of people who contract it.
Pnuemonic plague, the most common variety transmitted by dogs and cats kills more than 60% of people who contract it due to is similarity to encephalitis, this is due to the antibiotics used to treat encephalitis have no affect on plague bacteria.
avoid contact with rodents, do not allow pets to roam and hunt rodents, if rodents start dying in your vacinity move into a wooded area away from places like farms, garbage dumps, food stores and the like. do not put food items in compost piles. Keep garbage cans away from house.

informative plague tips.

the one that struck me is that last point: the garbage.

here in Portland, we now have to use our compost bins for our food scraps. it gets picked up once a week, but it's a foul thing.
now that summer is here, it's just worse x1000000.
maggots and whatnot every time you open it to throw more in.
i've taken to dumping bleach and ...


I'm up in washington and had the same problem. There are biodegradable bags you can buy that they allow you to use here. I've found that tying the bag off and putting a new one in every couple days keeps that down. The bags aren't cheap though.
 
2012-07-11 06:46:42 PM  

inner ted:
here in Portland, we now have to use our compost bins for our food scraps. it gets picked up once a week, but it's a foul thing. now that summer is here, it's just worse x1000000. maggots and whatnot every time you open it to throw more in.
i've taken to dumping bleach and ...


If you are getting maggots in your compost, you are doing it wrong.
 
2012-07-11 06:53:22 PM  

swingbozo: inner ted:
here in Portland, we now have to use our compost bins for our food scraps. it gets picked up once a week, but it's a foul thing. now that summer is here, it's just worse x1000000. maggots and whatnot every time you open it to throw more in.
i've taken to dumping bleach and ...

If you are getting maggots in your compost, you are doing it wrong.


Not necessarily.

Solider fly larva are maggots, and they do a good job keeping the "bad" (i.e. disease carrier) flies away. They are neat to watch too.
 
2012-07-11 07:10:10 PM  

inner ted:

here in Portland, we now have to use our compost bins for our food scraps. it gets picked up once a week, but it's a foul thing.
now that summer is here, it's just worse x1000000.
maggots and whatnot every time you open it to throw more in.
i've taken to dumping bleach and ...


Compost worms. They'll eat that shiat up. I feed mine everything: the stuff you're supposed to, like potato peels and rotted fruit, and the stuff you're not, like drumsticks and bacon grease. They're a heaving happy mass of hemaphroditic worm sex, 24/7/365.

/One thing I don't feed 'em is salt, the plants you put the compost on don't like that at all.
 
2012-07-11 07:29:12 PM  
Chawlie bit me
 
2012-07-11 07:39:11 PM  
'Ere, he says he's not dead.
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2012-07-11 11:48:52 PM  

DVDave: Wayne 985: meat0918: Note to self: Stay the fark away from Prineville.

//This is good advice anyways, plague or no, although Crook County has a strange macabre beauty to it.

I live about 30-40 minutes from Prineville. It's basically a nicer version of the town from Deliverance.

That's where the new Facebook Data Center went in last year, right?


Yup, and it went in there because they don't pay taxes. Gotta love Oregon...attracting employers who don't hire anyone (Facebook hired a whopping two dozen people), use up all the resources (electricity's not exactly plentiful thanks to California being a complete deadweight on the west coast grid), and don't pay taxes.
 
2012-07-12 01:35:35 AM  
inner ted was trying to say we dump our food scraps into our yard debris bin and it gets picked up once a week. Our garbage cans get picked up every other week.

Hopefully it will drive more people to compost their food waste to avoid the disgusting, maggot infested mess their yard debris bins have become.
 
2012-07-12 04:12:09 AM  

madgordy:
only 1 type of fleas Chyopsys are capable of transfering plague from rodents to other mamals
human to human transfer does not happen in modern plague, except in cases where biting occurs.
Keeping pets indoors decreases the chance of them hunting for rodents and bringing plague indoors.
the fleas need to have a humid 80 degree+ enviroment to survive for more than an hour away from a rodent host.


Actually, there is now evidence that body lice, other rat fleas (Nosopsyllus fasciatus) and human fleas (Pulex irritans) can also transmit plague, in addition to the Xenopsylla cheopis you mention. Some of the fleas can live -- in the right conditions -- for a month or more without feeding, and the plague bacteria itself can live in animal burrows for longer than that. Animals that reuse infected burrows can end up infected. I'm an archaeologist and when known plague burials are excavated biohazard precautions are taken because of the possibility that live bacteria may still be present -- even after hundreds of years.

The only natural plague reservoirs in the United States that I am aware of are prairie dogs, though (they can host the bacteria without dying from plague), so I wonder where the Oregon plague came from. And the most common form of plague is the bubonic form (which is what most cats and dogs get, but horses, cattle and other livestock can catch it, too). It was survivable by a certain percentage (40-60% is a guess) in the Middle Ages with no antibiotics. The pneumonic version is the type passed via infected droplets in the air, and is today quite rare. In the Middle Ages it was 100% fatal, and pretty much is even today because it kills so quickly. The gentleman in Oregon seems to have had the septicaemic version, which is worse than simple bubonic plague, but not as bad as the pneumonic version.
 
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