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(AZCentral)   The 2013 hantavirus season officially kicks off in Arizona, EVERYBODY PANIC   (azcentral.com) divider line 40
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2013-05-23 06:51:48 AM
thinkprogress.org
Let us pray for the first victim.
 
2013-05-23 06:57:06 AM
Healthcare worker uses N95 MASK WITH DROPLET PRECAUTIONS!

emsstuff.com

IT'S SUPER EFFECTIVE. HAANTAVIRUS WAS KNOCKED OUT!
 
2013-05-23 07:00:16 AM
Only 34 cases since 2001?  Pffft...

"Human infections of hantaviruses have almost entirely been linked to human contact with rodent excrement,.."

I guess I'd better leave that stuff where it is.
 
2013-05-23 07:00:42 AM
www.draperwildlife.org

BOO!
 
2013-05-23 07:03:19 AM
I guess killing off a major predator of rodents for round-up and TV shows might not been the best idea ever.
/Pretty sure the plague(which is still in the Southwest) will pop up next
 
2013-05-23 07:06:20 AM

drjekel_mrhyde: I guess killing off a major predator of rodents for round-up and TV shows might not been the best idea ever.
/Pretty sure the plague(which is still in the Southwest) will pop up next


If you mean rattlesnakes, that's more of a Texas thing than Arizona.  Still lots of rattlers in Arizona and several dozen other rodent-eaters:  hawks, owls, many other snakes, Glla monsters...
 
2013-05-23 07:23:05 AM
"Kids, we need to talk about Krusty Brand Chew Goo Gum-Like Substance. We knew it contained spider eggs, but the hantavirus?! That came out of left field!"
 
2013-05-23 07:25:12 AM

drjekel_mrhyde: I guess killing off a major predator of rodents for round-up and TV shows might not been the best idea ever.
/Pretty sure the plague(which is still in the Southwest) will pop up next


I'm sure there are still plenty of rattle snakes in Arizona.

Or are you suggesting that people should start bringing them into their homes to combat the mouse problem?
 
2013-05-23 07:25:18 AM

BarkingUnicorn: drjekel_mrhyde: I guess killing off a major predator of rodents for round-up and TV shows might not been the best idea ever.
/Pretty sure the plague(which is still in the Southwest) will pop up next

If you mean rattlesnakes, that's more of a Texas thing than Arizona.  Still lots of rattlers in Arizona and several dozen other rodent-eaters:  hawks, owls, many other snakes, Glla monsters...


Ever since the Rattlesnake Republic came on the air the bottom has fallen out of the pet trade prices on Timber Rattlers (people wanna pay like Diamondback prices on them) Frack that Timbers are a lot rarer and in harder to move through habitat than diamondbacks.
 
2013-05-23 07:44:32 AM
i.imgur.com

Hanta virus? That's what they want you to believe.
 
2013-05-23 07:45:41 AM

Oldiron_79: Ever since the Rattlesnake Republic came on the air the bottom has fallen out of the pet trade prices on Timber Rattlers (people wanna pay like Diamondback prices on them) Frack that Timbers are a lot rarer and in harder to move through habitat than diamondbacks.


I wouldn't pay a nickel for a hot snake.  Snakes are supposed to be trouble-free pets.
 
2013-05-23 07:46:16 AM
Arizona has some fun critters. You have the scorpions that can climb on walls and ceilings and can get through a crack the width of a credit card (bonus for being potentially-deadly poisonous), rattlesnakes, gila monsters, black widows, black plague from prairie dogs, Hanta virus from inhaling rodent crap, valley fever (a fungal lung infection), west nile virus from mosquitoes via birds, and a BRAIN EATING Amoeba found in some of the waterways/lakes (also seen in FL and TX).

If the heat, elder-scum, illegal Mexicans, or bat-shiat crazy republicans don't get you, one of the above things will.

Did I mention that Arizona has a volcano which previously erupted in the last 900 years?
Also, if the water from the Colorado river stops, or if one of the damns were to burst, Arizona would have neither water nor power, or at least be significantly impacted.
 
2013-05-23 07:48:30 AM
The hantavirus probably isn't done any favors by its scary name.
 
2013-05-23 07:59:08 AM
recollectionsofplay.files.wordpress.com

Always start with rat transmission. Those bastards are everywhere.

/If there is ever a world wide plague, I'm going to farking Greenland.
 
2013-05-23 07:59:33 AM

jmomo: Arizona has some fun critters. You have the scorpions that can climb on walls and ceilings and can get through a crack the width of a credit card (bonus for being potentially-deadly poisonous), rattlesnakes, gila monsters, black widows, black plague from prairie dogs, Hanta virus from inhaling rodent crap, valley fever (a fungal lung infection), west nile virus from mosquitoes via birds, and a BRAIN EATING Amoeba found in some of the waterways/lakes (also seen in FL and TX).

If the heat, elder-scum, illegal Mexicans, or bat-shiat crazy republicans don't get you, one of the above things will.

Did I mention that Arizona has a volcano which previously erupted in the last 900 years?
Also, if the water from the Colorado river stops, or if one of the damns were to burst, Arizona would have neither water nor power, or at least be significantly impacted.


Well aren't you just a ray of sunshine.
 
2013-05-23 08:03:56 AM
Anyone know what's going on in Alabama?

/looking at you BronyMedic

Mysterious Illness Kills 2 in Southeast Alabama

A mysterious respiratory illness has left five people hospitalized and two dead in southeast Alabama, state health officials said Tuesday.

I had a respiratory illness for all of March but nothing like that.
 
2013-05-23 08:06:44 AM

BarkingUnicorn: Oldiron_79: Ever since the Rattlesnake Republic came on the air the bottom has fallen out of the pet trade prices on Timber Rattlers (people wanna pay like Diamondback prices on them) Frack that Timbers are a lot rarer and in harder to move through habitat than diamondbacks.

I wouldn't pay a nickel for a hot snake.  Snakes are supposed to be trouble-free pets.


I wouldnt pay a nickle for a venomous snake either, but Ill gladly take the cash of those that would.
 
2013-05-23 08:15:12 AM

MythDragon: [recollectionsofplay.files.wordpress.com image 700x393]

Always start with rat transmission. Those bastards are everywhere.

/If there is ever a world wide plague, I'm going to farking Greenland.


static.giantbomb.com
 
2013-05-23 08:29:26 AM

BarkingUnicorn: Oldiron_79: Ever since the Rattlesnake Republic came on the air the bottom has fallen out of the pet trade prices on Timber Rattlers (people wanna pay like Diamondback prices on them) Frack that Timbers are a lot rarer and in harder to move through habitat than diamondbacks.

I wouldn't pay a nickel for a hot snake.  Snakes are supposed to be trouble-free pets.


My Ex used to keep a lot of hot snakes. I had nightmares all the time about getting bit. He had an extremely safe routine for feeding them/ cleaning their cages but still... that shiat creeps into your psyche. I still have nightmares occasionally.
 
2013-05-23 08:36:01 AM
Beat me to it, Mr. Chainsaw:


i36.photobucket.com

So if you're experiencing numbness and/or comas, send five dollars to antidote, PO box...
 
2013-05-23 08:36:20 AM
Don't snort rat poop.  Got it.
 
2013-05-23 08:38:48 AM

neversubmit: Anyone know what's going on in Alabama?

/looking at you BronyMedic

Mysterious Illness Kills 2 in Southeast Alabama

A mysterious respiratory illness has left five people hospitalized and two dead in southeast Alabama, state health officials said Tuesday.

I had a respiratory illness for all of March but nothing like that.


Bookmark.

Halfway thru Week 3 of pure misery. Pretty sure I've hacked up parts on my lungs. Lots of unpleasant symptoms. Breathing treatments, antibiotics, and other prescriptions, I'm finally clawing my way back to the Land of the Living.

Freaked out a bit over the news from AL as I caught this mess from a client from Mobile.
 
2013-05-23 08:54:35 AM

MutantMotherMouse: neversubmit: Anyone know what's going on in Alabama?

/looking at you BronyMedic

Mysterious Illness Kills 2 in Southeast Alabama

A mysterious respiratory illness has left five people hospitalized and two dead in southeast Alabama, state health officials said Tuesday.

I had a respiratory illness for all of March but nothing like that.

Bookmark.

Halfway thru Week 3 of pure misery. Pretty sure I've hacked up parts on my lungs. Lots of unpleasant symptoms. Breathing treatments, antibiotics, and other prescriptions, I'm finally clawing my way back to the Land of the Living.

Freaked out a bit over the news from AL as I caught this mess from a client from Mobile.


The update on it makes it less worrisome. I finally went to see my Doctor and got a Z-Pak, and I got better in a week.
 
2013-05-23 08:56:55 AM
Tornadoes, plagues.......god seems to be punishing Red States.  Pat Robertson has no comment.
 
2013-05-23 08:57:55 AM

MutantMotherMouse: neversubmit: Anyone know what's going on in Alabama?

/looking at you BronyMedic

Mysterious Illness Kills 2 in Southeast Alabama

A mysterious respiratory illness has left five people hospitalized and two dead in southeast Alabama, state health officials said Tuesday.

I had a respiratory illness for all of March but nothing like that.

Bookmark.

Halfway thru Week 3 of pure misery. Pretty sure I've hacked up parts on my lungs. Lots of unpleasant symptoms. Breathing treatments, antibiotics, and other prescriptions, I'm finally clawing my way back to the Land of the Living.

Freaked out a bit over the news from AL as I caught this mess from a client from Mobile.



TERPIN HYDRATE/CODEINE
 
2013-05-23 08:58:09 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: The hantavirus probably isn't done any favors by its scary name.


How can that be, it doesn't have a name?  Hantavirus is a whole class of nasty shiat, not this specific one.

/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sin_Nombre_virus

A serious question for hardinparamedic:  I thought P100 was the recommended mask for this.
 
2013-05-23 09:24:35 AM

Soulcatcher: BarkingUnicorn: Oldiron_79: Ever since the Rattlesnake Republic came on the air the bottom has fallen out of the pet trade prices on Timber Rattlers (people wanna pay like Diamondback prices on them) Frack that Timbers are a lot rarer and in harder to move through habitat than diamondbacks.

I wouldn't pay a nickel for a hot snake.  Snakes are supposed to be trouble-free pets.

My Ex used to keep a lot of hot snakes. I had nightmares all the time about getting bit. He had an extremely safe routine for feeding them/ cleaning their cages but still... that shiat creeps into your psyche. I still have nightmares occasionally.


Might as well live in an explosives lab.  Glad you're out of it.
 
2013-05-23 09:54:43 AM
As opposed to the 2013 hauntavirus season...which starts in late October.
 
2013-05-23 09:57:35 AM

BarkingUnicorn: Soulcatcher: BarkingUnicorn: Oldiron_79: Ever since the Rattlesnake Republic came on the air the bottom has fallen out of the pet trade prices on Timber Rattlers (people wanna pay like Diamondback prices on them) Frack that Timbers are a lot rarer and in harder to move through habitat than diamondbacks.

I wouldn't pay a nickel for a hot snake.  Snakes are supposed to be trouble-free pets.

My Ex used to keep a lot of hot snakes. I had nightmares all the time about getting bit. He had an extremely safe routine for feeding them/ cleaning their cages but still... that shiat creeps into your psyche. I still have nightmares occasionally.

Might as well live in an explosives lab.  Glad you're out of it.


I remember keeping scorpions when i was a kid, before highschool. Mom told me it was OK if they were kept secure. That all ended one morning when they apparently pulled a jailbreak and my sister woke up, got up and as she was going to the bathroom, one crawled over her foot (without stinging).

I have seriously never heard such a high-pitched scream before or since (maybe Newt would be similar).
 
2013-05-23 10:27:59 AM
Release the CATS
 
2013-05-23 10:38:29 AM

jaybeezey: drjekel_mrhyde: I guess killing off a major predator of rodents for round-up and TV shows might not been the best idea ever.
/Pretty sure the plague(which is still in the Southwest) will pop up next

I'm sure there are still plenty of rattle snakes in Arizona.

Or are you suggesting that people should start bringing them into their homes to combat the mouse problem?


Sure...come winter time, the gorillas will just freeze.

/obligatory
 
2013-05-23 10:49:31 AM

litespeed74: Release the CATS


^^

In one of the animal threads, I believe I was called a heartless, soulless fiend for suggesting that a cat could be useful for killing such pests as disease ridden rodents.  Won't someone please think of the plague mice.
 
2013-05-23 11:10:59 AM

Carn: litespeed74: Release the CATS

^^

In one of the animal threads, I believe I was called a heartless, soulless fiend for suggesting that a cat could be useful for killing such pests as disease ridden rodents.  Won't someone please think of the plague mice.


That person obviously didn't grow up on a farm where field mice were literally the plague. When I left Indianapolis in 1996 the hantavirus had spread to Hendricks County. When in any given year the number of mice we had to get rid of was 120-180 per season, they stopped being cute little critters and start being a real menace. And don't get me started on the rats.
 
2013-05-23 11:36:11 AM

Carn: litespeed74: Release the CATS

^^

In one of the animal threads, I believe I was called a heartless, soulless fiend for suggesting that a cat could be useful for killing such pests as disease ridden rodents.  Won't someone please think of the plague mice.


You heartless monster!!!!!  Why let nature take its course!!!
 
2013-05-23 11:48:34 AM

Astorix: Carn: litespeed74: Release the CATS

^^

In one of the animal threads, I believe I was called a heartless, soulless fiend for suggesting that a cat could be useful for killing such pests as disease ridden rodents.  Won't someone please think of the plague mice.

That person obviously didn't grow up on a farm where field mice were literally the plague. When I left Indianapolis in 1996 the hantavirus had spread to Hendricks County. When in any given year the number of mice we had to get rid of was 120-180 per season, they stopped being cute little critters and start being a real menace. And don't get me started on the rats.


I grew up in Hendricks, Brownsburg specifically.  One of my best buddies in high school lived on a hog farm outside Lebanon.  When I grew up we had outdoor cats and they killed lots of little furry critters.  There were always lots more little furry critters.
 
2013-05-23 11:49:45 AM

litespeed74: Carn: litespeed74: Release the CATS

^^

In one of the animal threads, I believe I was called a heartless, soulless fiend for suggesting that a cat could be useful for killing such pests as disease ridden rodents.  Won't someone please think of the plague mice.

You heartless monster!!!!!  Why let nature take its course!!!


I know, better that humanity gets wiped out in a plague than one songbird gets killed by a feral kitty.
 
2013-05-23 11:55:49 AM
Did the outbreak start at Amy's Baking Co?

/DRTFA
 
2013-05-23 05:56:41 PM

Carn: Astorix: Carn: litespeed74: Release the CATS

^^

In one of the animal threads, I believe I was called a heartless, soulless fiend for suggesting that a cat could be useful for killing such pests as disease ridden rodents.  Won't someone please think of the plague mice.

That person obviously didn't grow up on a farm where field mice were literally the plague. When I left Indianapolis in 1996 the hantavirus had spread to Hendricks County. When in any given year the number of mice we had to get rid of was 120-180 per season, they stopped being cute little critters and start being a real menace. And don't get me started on the rats.

I grew up in Hendricks, Brownsburg specifically.  One of my best buddies in high school lived on a hog farm outside Lebanon.  When I grew up we had outdoor cats and they killed lots of little furry critters.  There were always lots more little furry critters.


Say hello to the people of Plainfield and Avon for me!
 
2013-05-23 06:18:37 PM

Astorix: Carn: Astorix: Carn: litespeed74: Release the CATS

^^

In one of the animal threads, I believe I was called a heartless, soulless fiend for suggesting that a cat could be useful for killing such pests as disease ridden rodents.  Won't someone please think of the plague mice.

That person obviously didn't grow up on a farm where field mice were literally the plague. When I left Indianapolis in 1996 the hantavirus had spread to Hendricks County. When in any given year the number of mice we had to get rid of was 120-180 per season, they stopped being cute little critters and start being a real menace. And don't get me started on the rats.

I grew up in Hendricks, Brownsburg specifically.  One of my best buddies in high school lived on a hog farm outside Lebanon.  When I grew up we had outdoor cats and they killed lots of little furry critters.  There were always lots more little furry critters.

Say hello to the people of Plainfield and Avon for me!


I will next time I visit.  I escaped to VA many years ago :)
 
2013-05-23 11:26:51 PM
M-O-O-N, that spells stay out of Arizona
 
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