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(Al Jazeera)   WHO: deadly plague breaks out. WHERE: Uganda-Congo border. WHEN: now   (aljazeera.com) divider line
    More: Scary, Yersinia pestis, Democratic Republic of the Congo, World Health Organization, Bubonic plague, deadly form of plague, Ugandan health workers, 35-year-old woman, outbreak of pneumonic plague  
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2019-03-14 11:24:59 AM  
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2019-03-14 12:25:00 PM  
WHAT: A plague that could kill us all. WHY: People are not careful.
 
2019-03-14 01:51:17 PM  
Send in Dustin Hoffman and Rene Russo.
 
2019-03-14 01:53:04 PM  

Eli WhiskeyDik: Send in Dustin Hoffman and Rene Russo.


And Ross' monkey.
 
2019-03-14 01:53:25 PM  
save us Captain Alex!

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2019-03-14 01:53:27 PM  
FTFA:  "It is treatable and the suspected case we identified in Zombo district is undergoing treatment and improving quite steadily."

The untreatable is unknown in Zombo district.
 
2019-03-14 01:53:53 PM  
several people are thought to have died of the disease

several?

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2019-03-14 01:55:48 PM  

rangercheese: FTFA:  "It is treatable and the suspected case we identified in Zombo district is undergoing treatment and improving quite steadily."

The untreatable is unknown in Zombo district.


You can do anything at Zombo disctrict
 
2019-03-14 01:56:03 PM  

rangercheese: FTFA:  "It is treatable and the suspected case we identified in Zombo district is undergoing treatment and improving quite steadily."

The untreatable is unknown in Zombo district.


Dammit. Was arming a Zombo joke.

I can't do anything. :(
 
2019-03-14 01:56:15 PM  
But when will NOW be THEN?
 
2019-03-14 01:56:16 PM  
Sounds under control. Well done, doctors.
 
2019-03-14 01:58:16 PM  
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Approves of this development.
 
2019-03-14 01:58:49 PM  

kdawg7736: WHAT: A plague that could kill us all. WHY: People are not careful.



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HOW

 
2019-03-14 01:59:11 PM  

rackrent: [img.fark.net image 300x300]


I like that one and here's the over the top one......

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2019-03-14 02:01:21 PM  

Eli WhiskeyDik: Send in Dustin Hoffman and Rene Russo.


Or a large bomb.
 
2019-03-14 02:01:56 PM  

tricycleracer: Eli WhiskeyDik: Send in Dustin Hoffman and Rene Russo.

And Ross' monkey.


Marcel
 
2019-03-14 02:04:16 PM  
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2019-03-14 02:08:03 PM  
The Congo is also experiencing an Ebola outbreak. Not a good time to plan a vacation there.
 
2019-03-14 02:09:02 PM  
I blame anit-vaxxers.
 
2019-03-14 02:13:26 PM  
Cry If You Want, but we Won't Get Fooled Again.  It's A Legal Matter now, so Relax.  People are making Much Too Much of a fuss about it so pour a glass of Old Red Wine, and Please, Please, Please Relax.
 
2019-03-14 02:15:54 PM  

Catlenfell: The Congo is also experiencing an Ebola outbreak. Not a good time to plan a vacation there.


My sacrifices are working!

Now all we need is for someone to get on a plane...
 
2019-03-14 02:17:50 PM  

Catlenfell: The Congo is also experiencing an Ebola outbreak. Not a good time to plan a vacation there.


The Kaigoni have had it with Zaire, AND they're eating people. You go in there with Roberts and Reynolds, you'll be coming out somebody's bowel movements.

Also, Amy don't want to go home.
 
2019-03-14 02:19:08 PM  

Kit Fister: Catlenfell: The Congo is also experiencing an Ebola outbreak. Not a good time to plan a vacation there.

The Kaigoni have had it with Zaire, AND they're eating people. You go in there with Roberts and Reynolds, you'll be coming out somebody's bowel movements.

Also, Amy don't want to go home.


I just realized I read that in his voice before I even got the reference.
 
2019-03-14 02:22:42 PM  

Stibium: I just realized I read that in his voice before I even got the reference.


Well, I'm your great white hunter for this trip, though I happen to be black.
 
2019-03-14 02:23:24 PM  
When a disease like that hits a refugee camp, THEN we'll have a serious issue. Like Kenya, where there is a permanent refugee camp with over 230k people. No way they'll be able to contain it, and no way to stop all the infected from fleeing the area.
 
2019-03-14 02:23:35 PM  
Come on shake your body baby die in Congo
 
2019-03-14 02:24:29 PM  

SergeantObvious: rangercheese: FTFA:  "It is treatable and the suspected case we identified in Zombo district is undergoing treatment and improving quite steadily."

The untreatable is unknown in Zombo district.

Dammit. Was arming a Zombo joke.

I can't do anything. :(


The only limit is yourself.
 
2019-03-14 02:27:33 PM  
Third base!
 
2019-03-14 02:27:35 PM  
Pneumonic plague?  Does that mean it's easy to remember?
 
2019-03-14 02:28:49 PM  

Private_Citizen: When a disease like that hits a refugee camp, THEN we'll have a serious issue. Like Kenya, where there is a permanent refugee camp with over 230k people. No way they'll be able to contain it, and no way to stop all the infected from fleeing the area.


Kenya not bring that up? Uganda piss people off.
 
2019-03-14 02:29:16 PM  

doomjesse: Pneumonic plague?  Does that mean it's easy to remember?


I dunno, but I remember a movie I saw once where a doctor had to put on three pairs of gloves to be safe from it, so it must be bad.
 
2019-03-14 02:31:00 PM  
RIP

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2019-03-14 02:38:38 PM  
So it's under control and health officials jumped on it before it affected more than a small handful of people.

That's....not scary.
 
2019-03-14 02:44:44 PM  

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I was getting more of "Blowout soon, fellow S.T.A.L.K.E.R." vibe instead.
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2019-03-14 02:45:28 PM  
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2019-03-14 02:48:56 PM  
But did man bite dog?
 
2019-03-14 02:50:53 PM  

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Came for "Spaceballs: The Videocassette".  Leaving satisfied.
 
2019-03-14 02:51:12 PM  
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2019-03-14 02:54:46 PM  
The plague is endemic in a lot of areas of the US, such as the California ground squirrel.
https://positively.com/contributors/c​a​lifornia-squirrels-infected-with-plagu​e-could-spread-the-disease-to-pets-peo​ple/
Treatable with the correct antibiotics which are likely at a premium in the Congo.
 
2019-03-14 03:05:55 PM  
This all could be prevented if they would just stop eating the doo doo
 
2019-03-14 03:11:59 PM  
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UNAVAILABLE FOR COMMENT.
 
2019-03-14 03:17:26 PM  
So, is the security line for planes to the rest of the world several days long, which doubles as quarantine?
 
2019-03-14 03:37:12 PM  

kdawg7736: WHAT: A plague that could kill us all. WHY: People are not careful.


Thank you, that was driving me nuts...
 
2019-03-14 03:59:43 PM  

Yawp: The plague is endemic in a lot of areas of the US, such as the California ground squirrel.
https://positively.com/contributors/ca​lifornia-squirrels-infected-with-plagu​e-could-spread-the-disease-to-pets-peo​ple/
Treatable with the correct antibiotics which are likely at a premium in the Congo.


That's bubonic plague.

Once it becomes pneumonic, victims don't live long enough for antibiotics to work.
 
2019-03-14 04:07:17 PM  
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2019-03-14 04:09:34 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Yawp: The plague is endemic in a lot of areas of the US, such as the California ground squirrel.
https://positively.com/contributors/ca​lifornia-squirrels-infected-with-plagu​e-could-spread-the-disease-to-pets-peo​ple/
Treatable with the correct antibiotics which are likely at a premium in the Congo.

That's bubonic plague.

Once it becomes pneumonic, victims don't live long enough for antibiotics to work.


Wow Captain, that's a real Trip.
 
2019-03-14 04:17:03 PM  

Kit Fister: Private_Citizen: When a disease like that hits a refugee camp, THEN we'll have a serious issue. Like Kenya, where there is a permanent refugee camp with over 230k people. No way they'll be able to contain it, and no way to stop all the infected from fleeing the area.

Kenya not bring that up? Uganda piss people off.


Niger, please
 
2019-03-14 04:22:30 PM  

Klivian: But when will NOW be THEN?


Soon.
 
2019-03-14 04:31:45 PM  

cyberspacedout: Klivian: But when will NOW be THEN?

Soon.


REAL soon.
 
2019-03-14 07:57:19 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Yawp: The plague is endemic in a lot of areas of the US, such as the California ground squirrel.
https://positively.com/contributors/ca​lifornia-squirrels-infected-with-plagu​e-could-spread-the-disease-to-pets-peo​ple/
Treatable with the correct antibiotics which are likely at a premium in the Congo.

That's bubonic plague.

Once it becomes pneumonic, victims don't live long enough for antibiotics to work.


Bubonic plague has an incubation period of 2-6 days, and once symptomatic, takes another 1-3 days to possbly kill you.

Pneumonic plague on the other hand, which is airborne and attacks the lungs, has an incubation period of less than 12 hours, and once symptomatic, you are dead in under 12 hours.  Unlike its little brother bubonic, it doesn't fark around with this idea of maybe killing you.

So, you have less than 12 hours to realize you are sick, get diagnosed, and get treatment ... and have time for the IV antibiotics to take effect.

I dont know about the countries in question, but around here, you'd drop dead in the hospital ER waiting for a doctor to see you.
 
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