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(BBC)   New case of deadly plague reported in China. Not COVID19, something else   (bbc.co.uk) divider line
    More: Scary, Black Death, case of bubonic plague, Bubonic plague, bubonic plague, World Health Organization official, Inner Mongolia, Great Plague of London, 14th Century  
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2020-07-06 7:34:51 AM  
iirc Bubonic Plague is caused by a bacteria which if far easier to treat than a virus like covid 19.
 
2020-07-06 7:35:02 AM  
That's been with us since it first showed up in 1348.  There have been over 1000 cases in the US since 1900, with at least one every year as long as I've been alive.  Bringing this up now is fearmongering clickbait.
 
2020-07-06 7:35:21 AM  
I really cat wait until hindsight is 2020. Or maybe 2020 is hindsight. Or something.
 
2020-07-06 7:36:18 AM  

Trik: iirc Bubonic Plague is caused by a bacteria which if far easier to treat than a virus like covid 19.


Totally treatable early on these days.
 
2020-07-06 7:40:55 AM  
Yep, still endemic in rodents in the Four Corners area and quite treatable.  The worst situation is that, because the symptoms are varied and non-specific enough, and it's such a rare disease, if you pick it up hiking then go back to Ohio, your doctor isn't going to suspect it for far too long.
 
2020-07-06 7:42:13 AM  

valenumr: Trik: iirc Bubonic Plague is caused by a bacteria which if far easier to treat than a virus like covid 19.

Totally treatable early on these days.


The Wiki article says that even with treatment, the risk of death is still ~10%.
 
2020-07-06 7:42:49 AM  
Gophers and marmots live in warm, dry climates that are favorable for the bacteria that live in their fleas. This isn't new.
 
2020-07-06 7:43:53 AM  
2020 is gonna kill humanity😈
 
2020-07-06 7:47:16 AM  

TheSubjunctive: Yep, still endemic in rodents in the Four Corners area and quite treatable.  The worst situation is that, because the symptoms are varied and non-specific enough, and it's such a rare disease, if you pick it up hiking then go back to Ohio, your doctor isn't going to suspect it for far too long.


Yep. We had them in some local mule deer a few years back.
 
2020-07-06 7:50:31 AM  
We get a case or two most years here in the Southwest part of the States.

Growing up, we were told that if we get sick while traveling to make sure doctor knew and checked on plague.  Invariably every few years someone would die because doctors elsewhere couldn't believe it could be plague.
 
2020-07-06 7:52:42 AM  
inner mongolia like has a case every 6 months or something usually marmots related
 
2020-07-06 7:59:26 AM  

Don't Troll Me Bro!: That's been with us since it first showed up in 1348.  There have been over 1000 cases in the US since 1900, with at least one every year as long as I've been alive.  Bringing this up now is fearmongering clickbait.


So business as usual then?
 
2020-07-06 8:01:34 AM  
You should be more worried about the teenager next door than a marmot in Inner Mongolia.
 
2020-07-06 8:08:15 AM  

Animatronik: You should be more worried about the teenager next door than a marmot in Inner Mongolia.


Marmot said there'd be days like this; there'd be days like this, my marmot said.
 
2020-07-06 8:08:29 AM  
Use the term "Bubonic Plague" all you can, until Fark's unintelligentsiya decide the term is racist against Buboes.
 
2020-07-06 8:12:19 AM  
Whelp, everybody is stocked up on hand sanitizer.
 
2020-07-06 8:14:33 AM  

Animatronik: You should be more worried about the teenager next door than a marmot in Inner Mongolia.


Wait! That little mofo is banging my wife?
 
2020-07-06 8:14:52 AM  
Boy bands? The answer is boy bands, isnt it?
 
2020-07-06 8:17:55 AM  

hardinparamedic: Boy bands? The answer is boy bands, isnt it?


That's Korea. The answer is obviously 5G.
 
2020-07-06 8:30:44 AM  

Don't Troll Me Bro!: That's been with us since it first showed up in 1348.  There have been over 1000 cases in the US since 1900, with at least one every year as long as I've been alive.  Bringing this up now is fearmongering clickbait.


Bubble-headed bleach blond comes on at five. She can tell you 'bout the plane crash with a gleam in her eye....

/we love dirty laundry
 
2020-07-06 8:31:02 AM  

uttertosh: hardinparamedic: Boy bands? The answer is boy bands, isnt it?

That's Korea. The answer is obviously 5G.


I knew it would end badly if we let Gates shoot us up with that stuff.
 
2020-07-06 8:35:14 AM  
2020 starting the second half strong
 
2020-07-06 8:37:05 AM  
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2020-07-06 8:44:44 AM  
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Nice marmot, man...
 
2020-07-06 8:47:33 AM  

GeorgeRobbin: 2020 is gonna kill humanity😈


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It's not even going to make a noticeable dent.
 
2020-07-06 8:50:45 AM  
Well if it's "new", then by definition, it can't be Covid-19.
 
2020-07-06 9:03:06 AM  
China really needs to clean up their behavior
 
2020-07-06 9:28:44 AM  

dittybopper: Use the term "Bubonic Plague" all you can, until Fark's unintelligentsiya decide the term is racist against Buboes.


Wuhanic Plague.
 
2020-07-06 9:40:58 AM  
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2020-07-06 9:41:19 AM  

Atomic Jonb: dittybopper: Use the term "Bubonic Plague" all you can, until Fark's unintelligentsiya decide the term is racist against Buboes.

Wuhanic Plague.


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2020-07-06 10:02:59 AM  
getting real tired of your shiat, China
 
2020-07-06 10:26:03 AM  
Difficulty: This is China.

Bubonic plague is blood borne, hard to transmit, has an incubation period of 7-10 days, and once symptoms show, takes another 7ish days to kill you.  Plenty of time to get to a hospital for antibiotics.

Pneumonic plague is airborne, has an incubation period of 12-18 hours, and once symptoms show, takes another 12 hours to kill you.  Around here, by the time you figure out you are sick, get to the hospital, and wait in the overcrowded ER, you are already dead.

All it takes for bubonic to change to pneumonic plague is a single bleeding lesion in the lungs, so the bacteria can jump the blood/lung barrier.

What country do you know of that still has a large number of untreated TB cases?  What country has air quality so bad that some people are quite literally hacking out their lungs?
 
2020-07-06 10:29:55 AM  

chasd00: getting real tired of your shiat, China


Flu and common cold strains start out there, too. Yersinia has become endemic in rodents and their fleas a lot more places than Mongolia where it probably originated, though. We'll be seeing more of it. It seems to love warmer weather. If significant antibiotic resistance ever develops, we could possibly find ourselves reenacting 1348. Right now, as previously pointed out, nonstory.
 
2020-07-06 10:36:17 AM  
China can do whatever it wants. They just took Hong Kong illegally and no one batted an eye.
 
2020-07-06 10:43:34 AM  

xitnode: China can do whatever it wants. They just took Hong Kong illegally and no one batted an eye.


Hey now!

At least Canada sent a strongly worded message!

Actually, a bit more than strongly worded.  We've revovked extradition and military sales treaties with Hong Kong, slapped a travel advisory on it, and basically said 'Yup, you are China now'.  China is marginally pissed.

Personally I'm wondering who the hell shoved their hand up Trudeau's ass, since he appears to have grown a spine concerning China in the last month.
 
2020-07-06 11:30:30 AM  
I'm not impressed by plagues anymore. It's getting harder to scare people these days. The book of Revelation has other fun stuff like...

A beast with ten horns atop seven heads rises out of the sea and is given authority to rule the Earth by the Dragon.

I would guess this has something to do with Best Korea's war with the Sea Of Japan.
 
2020-07-06 11:40:37 AM  
And by new you really mean old
 
2020-07-06 11:40:54 AM  
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We now know where Nergal has set up shop.
 
2020-07-06 11:44:23 AM  
If the plague comes to America, Trump will start endorsing pet rats and flea circuses.
 
2020-07-06 11:53:30 AM  
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2020-07-06 11:56:52 AM  
The bubonic plague was once the world's most feared disease, but can now be easily treated.

Did you read that before hitting "submit" subby?
 
2020-07-06 4:09:49 PM  

GrogSmash: Bubonic plague is blood borne, hard to transmit, has an incubation period of 7-10 days, and once symptoms show, takes another 7ish days to kill you.  Plenty of time to get to a hospital for antibiotics.

Pneumonic plague is airborne, has an incubation period of 12-18 hours, and once symptoms show, takes another 12 hours to kill you.  Around here, by the time you figure out you are sick, get to the hospital, and wait in the overcrowded ER, you are already dead.


Grey Pouponic plague comes in a jar, originated in France, and only infects people eating hot dogs in the back of chauffeured Rolls-Royce limousines.
 
2020-07-06 4:11:43 PM  

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Dude, you can't call it that anymore.

It's "The Attractive and Successful African-American Death".
 
2020-07-06 5:45:21 PM  

Trik: iirc Bubonic Plague is caused by a bacteria which if far easier to treat than a virus like covid 19.


Yeah but what about, antibiotics resistant bubonic plague?
 
2020-07-06 9:36:23 PM  

GrogSmash: xitnode: China can do whatever it wants. They just took Hong Kong illegally and no one batted an eye.

Hey now!

At least Canada sent a strongly worded message!

Actually, a bit more than strongly worded.  We've revovked extradition and military sales treaties with Hong Kong, slapped a travel advisory on it, and basically said 'Yup, you are China now'.  China is marginally pissed.

Personally I'm wondering who the hell shoved their hand up Trudeau's ass, since he appears to have grown a spine concerning China in the last month.


"Sticking feathers up your butt does not make you a chicken."
-Tyler Durden
 
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