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(The Verge)   China seals off 30,000 people after bubonic plague death, no one tell President Madagascar   (theverge.com) divider line 78
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2014-07-22 09:16:06 PM  
The 38-year-old man is said to have contracted the bacterial disease, also known as "the black death," after coming into contact with a type of rodent called a marmot.

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2014-07-22 09:21:00 PM  
Camus can do-do, but Sartre is smarter.
 
2014-07-22 09:33:26 PM  
Bubonic Marmot would be a great band name
 
2014-07-22 10:24:26 PM  
It turns out our long tailed friend wasn't after all responsible for the dreaded bubonic plague as alleged through history. Yes, sir. It was caused by an animal called the bubon. That's right, and the threat by the way is still with us. So if anyone does see a bubon, contact your local authorities.
 
2014-07-22 10:45:05 PM  
what a chinese seal might look like


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2014-07-22 11:18:10 PM  
I hope this doesn't spread.  The new iPhone should be going into production soon and I don't want any unnecessary delays.
 
2014-07-22 11:34:51 PM  
In Mexico all they'd have to do is cordon off a half full church bus
 
2014-07-22 11:35:07 PM  
So, four city blocks?
 
2014-07-22 11:38:15 PM  

fusillade762: The 38-year-old man is said to have contracted the bacterial disease, also known as "the black death," after coming into contact with a type of rodent called a marmot.

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Fark, you never dissapoint.
 
2014-07-22 11:41:12 PM  
Start.  Removing.  Teeth.
 
2014-07-22 11:41:22 PM  

fusillade762: The 38-year-old man is said to have contracted the bacterial disease, also known as "the black death," after coming into contact with a type of rodent called a marmot.

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That's a ferret.

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That's a marmot.
 
2014-07-22 11:44:47 PM  

fusillade762: The 38-year-old man is said to have contracted the bacterial disease, also known as "the black death," after coming into contact with a type of rodent called a marmot.

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Look, if this disease only kills blacks, as implied in the name of the disease, I think most of us can draw a breath of relief.
 
2014-07-22 11:44:48 PM  
That really has to suck for however many of the 30,000 that don't yet have it but end up contracting it because they couldn't get away.
 
2014-07-22 11:45:51 PM  

Gyrfalcon: That's a ferret.


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2014-07-22 11:46:25 PM  

Prey4reign: fusillade762: The 38-year-old man is said to have contracted the bacterial disease, also known as "the black death," after coming into contact with a type of rodent called a marmot.

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Look, if this disease only kills blacks, as implied in the name of the disease, I think most of us can draw a breath of relief.


No, that's the ebonic plague
 
2014-07-22 11:47:39 PM  
Shouldn't that have been a period instead of a comma in the headline?
 
2014-07-22 11:48:20 PM  
That's one way to fix some of their overpopulation issues.
 
2014-07-22 11:49:26 PM  

Gyrfalcon: fusillade762: The 38-year-old man is said to have contracted the bacterial disease, also known as "the black death," after coming into contact with a type of rodent called a marmot.

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That's a ferret.

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That's a marmot.


You have no frame of reference here.
 
2014-07-22 11:50:03 PM  
only takes one bad apple, China
 
2014-07-22 11:51:00 PM  
That many zombies will eat its way across the country in days.
 
2014-07-22 11:51:15 PM  

CruJones: No, that's the ebonic plague


dohohohoho
 
2014-07-22 11:51:33 PM  
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2014-07-22 11:52:15 PM  
This needs to become antibiotic resistant and spread across every single continent. Humans could stand to be taken down a few pegs as a good start.
 
2014-07-22 11:53:05 PM  
Apparently it was a once booming oil town, now fallen on hard times.
Google has a video "Yumen - Chinese Ghost Town"
Be warned, there's a naked guy doing tai-chi on top of a pillar.
 
2014-07-22 11:53:37 PM  
Welp,  it's all over now,  just a matter of time.  Being China that guy has already come into contact with 3 million people in the last 24 hours.


When China says sealed off the area they mean they're filling up any structure in the area with concrete,  people and all
 
2014-07-22 11:56:46 PM  

mamoru: It turns out our long tailed friend wasn't after all responsible for the dreaded bubonic plague as alleged through history. Yes, sir. It was caused by an animal called the bubon. That's right, and the threat by the way is still with us. So if anyone does see a bubon, contact your local authorities.


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2014-07-22 11:57:28 PM  
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2014-07-22 11:58:59 PM  

Abaddon The Despoiler: This needs to become antibiotic resistant and spread across every single continent. Humans could stand to be taken down a few pegs as a good start.


You first I guess if you're in that sort of mood?
 
2014-07-23 12:02:31 AM  

Gyrfalcon: That's a ferret.

That's a marmot.


You're out of your element!
 
2014-07-23 12:02:56 AM  
Being that this is not the Middle Ages, a vaccine exists for the bubonic plague, but is it something that is curable once you have already contacted it?
 
2014-07-23 12:04:18 AM  

jchuffyman: Being that this is not the Middle Ages, a vaccine exists for the bubonic plague, but is it something that is curable once you have already contacted it?


And reading the farking article answered that for me.
 
2014-07-23 12:06:08 AM  

jchuffyman: jchuffyman: Being that this is not the Middle Ages, a vaccine exists for the bubonic plague, but is it something that is curable once you have already contacted it?

And reading the farking article answered that for me.


Share the answer for the rest of us too lazy to RTFA?
 
2014-07-23 12:06:27 AM  

jchuffyman: Being that this is not the Middle Ages, a vaccine exists for the bubonic plague, but is it something that is curable once you have already contacted it?


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2014-07-23 12:07:46 AM  

DeathByGeekSquad: jchuffyman: jchuffyman: Being that this is not the Middle Ages, a vaccine exists for the bubonic plague, but is it something that is curable once you have already contacted it?

And reading the farking article answered that for me.

Share the answer for the rest of us too lazy to RTFA?


Seriously.
 
2014-07-23 12:09:01 AM  

fusillade762: The 38-year-old man is said to have contracted the bacterial disease, also known as "the black death," after coming into contact with a type of rodent called a marmot.


After reading the headline, and article, I clicked on the comments expecting our resident CDC experts weighing in on the situation there, but instead laugh because of what you posted. Well done fusillade, well done.
 
2014-07-23 12:09:39 AM  

Empty H: DeathByGeekSquad: jchuffyman: jchuffyman: Being that this is not the Middle Ages, a vaccine exists for the bubonic plague, but is it something that is curable once you have already contacted it?

And reading the farking article answered that for me.

Share the answer for the rest of us too lazy to RTFA?

Seriously.


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2014-07-23 12:10:04 AM  
China could use a couple million less people if we're being honest.
 
2014-07-23 12:10:29 AM  
Go ahead. Seal them off.

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Just...um. Hold off on any parties for a while.
 
2014-07-23 12:12:01 AM  
We, in NM, already have our second confirmed case of plague this year. Here's the article:
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/jul/21/department-new-mexic o- has-2nd-plague-case-in-2014/
 
2014-07-23 12:13:21 AM  
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2014-07-23 12:22:14 AM  
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2014-07-23 12:27:27 AM  
One of the most fascinating behaviours of the marmot is the fact that they eat their own feces (at lest the ones in BC do).

A few different theories out there as per why they do this; the most plausible is that it's to ward off predators.

Mine though is that they're hungry, living off moss and lichen would make me hungry.
 
2014-07-23 12:27:49 AM  
Well rats.
 
2014-07-23 12:33:05 AM  

DeathByGeekSquad: jchuffyman: jchuffyman: Being that this is not the Middle Ages, a vaccine exists for the bubonic plague, but is it something that is curable once you have already contacted it?

And reading the farking article answered that for me.

Share the answer for the rest of us too lazy to RTFA?


Antibiotics, my friends
 
2014-07-23 12:37:18 AM  

Kenny B: Well rats.


I call your well rats and raise you toilet rats.
 
2014-07-23 12:39:45 AM  
Since when did quarantine become "halp halp we is being oppressified"
 
2014-07-23 12:43:11 AM  

Oldiron_79: Since when did quarantine become "halp halp we is being oppressified"


Have you been watching "The Strain"?
 
2014-07-23 12:44:48 AM  

Abaddon The Despoiler: This needs to become antibiotic resistant and spread across every single continent. Humans could stand to be taken down a few pegs as a good start.


Sounds like someone has trouble tolerating their own species.  That can be treated with some local anesthesia.  Just lie down here for a moment.
 
2014-07-23 12:53:53 AM  
Is this mic on?
 
2014-07-23 12:55:27 AM  
Given we have antibiotics, bubonic plague really isn't a worry these days. What's more there are a few cases reported in the US each year and thanks to those antibiotics death from it is pretty much unheard of.
 
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