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(Fox News)   What are they are eating in Kyrgyzstan? Barbecued marmot. What are they are catching in Kyrgyzstan? The Black Plague   (foxnews.com) divider line 7
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2013-08-27 10:15:49 AM
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They also eat marmot in Mongolia as well.  Whoever had caught that marmot must have ignored several warning signs that the marmot might have been infected with plague.  A marmot that does not give up a warning call, is dead, or slow moving might be infected with plague.
And it wouldn't be surprising if people caught the plague from eating marmot because the fleas that carry the plague like marmots.  The fur removal process requires using a hot fire and during that process, the fleas jump off the marmot and onto whatever animal/person is the closest.  Oh, and the plague bacteria can survive the cooking process as well.
2013-08-27 08:12:12 PM
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Let's be afraid this time, because marmot plague is considerably more virulent, with a greater tendency to become pneumonic, than typical rat-borne plague. Fun fact: Marmot plague was the strain that the Soviets were working on when they tried to make weaponized bubonic plague because of that pre-selected tendency to be airborne.

Marmot plague mutates readily and is believed to be the reason that the medieval Black Death was considerably more lethal than later outbreaks of bubonic plague (such as the 1666 London plague). Enjoy!
2013-08-27 07:32:13 PM
1 votes:
My take - Kyrgyzstan bubonic plague: Hundreds quarantined as teen dies
http://www.examiner.com/article/kyrgyzstan-bubonic-plague-hundreds-q ua rantined-as-teen-dies
2013-08-27 10:56:08 AM
1 votes:

eyeq360: They also eat marmot in Mongolia as well.  Whoever had caught that marmot must have ignored several warning signs that the marmot might have been infected with plague.  A marmot that does not give up a warning call, is dead, or slow moving might be infected with plague.
And it wouldn't be surprising if people caught the plague from eating marmot because the fleas that carry the plague like marmots.  The fur removal process requires using a hot fire and during that process, the fleas jump off the marmot and onto whatever animal/person is the closest.  Oh, and the plague bacteria can survive the cooking process as well.


Marmots are natural reservoirs of it, they usually will not show symptoms.  Standard USDA cooking procedures will kill it (160F internally).
2013-08-27 10:13:03 AM
1 votes:

Witty Comment: Should read:

"Wht r thy tng n Kyrgystn? Brbqd Mrmt. Wht r thy ctchng n Kyrgystn? Blck Plg."

Noobs.


Fox News one-upped that joke by misspelling the country's name in the article, so submitter did the right thing by dropping the usual joke to make fun of Fox News's spelling.
2013-08-27 10:08:26 AM
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That was a tough Boys Scout badge to earn
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2013-08-27 09:50:05 AM
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"Nice Marmot."
 
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