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Bubonic Plague Strikes Again - But Don't Worry

Postby knapplc » Wed Apr 19, 2006 3:54 pm

It's not necessarily contagious:

LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- A woman is in stable condition with bubonic plague, the first confirmed human case in Los Angeles County since 1984, health officials said Tuesday.

The woman, who was not identified, was admitted to a hospital April 13 with a fever, swollen lymph nodes and other symptoms. A blood test confirmed the bacterial disease, and she was given antibiotics, officials said.

Bubonic plague is not contagious, but if left untreated it can morph into pneumonic plague, which is. Bubonic plague is usually transmitted to humans from the bites of fleas infected by rodents.

Health officials said they suspect the woman was exposed by fleas in her home and that there was no cause for alarm. An estimated 10 to 20 Americans contract plague each year, mostly in rural communities.

Bubonic plague is believed to have been the "Black Death" that killed 25 million people in Europe between 1346 and 1351.


25 million people in five years? That's astounding! 8-o

Considering that the total population of Europe in the 14th Century was probably less than 150 million, that's just an incredible death rate.
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Postby Madison » Wed Apr 19, 2006 4:12 pm

She's in LA, I'm in Texas, so I'm not worried. :-°




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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Wed Apr 19, 2006 4:18 pm

Madison wrote:She's in LA, I'm in Texas, so I'm not worried. :-°




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Could help with the population problem out there I would think. ;-)
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Postby Simulacrum » Wed Apr 19, 2006 4:47 pm

The chick on "House" last night had the Bubonic plague too. Could the plague be making a comeback? :-?
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Postby Madison » Wed Apr 19, 2006 5:32 pm

Simulacrum wrote:Could the plague be making a comeback? :-?


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It to the rest that'll all get sliced and diced
Competition's payin the price


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Postby acsguitar » Wed Apr 19, 2006 5:41 pm

Some old man got The Bubonic Plague at a park that I hike at around denver.

He survived. Its out there just rare and it doesn't spread because we don't live in rat infested holes

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Re: Bubonic Plague Strikes Again - But Don't Worry

Postby Tavish » Wed Apr 19, 2006 6:22 pm

knapplc wrote:It's not necessarily contagious:

LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- A woman is in stable condition with bubonic plague, the first confirmed human case in Los Angeles County since 1984, health officials said Tuesday.

The woman, who was not identified, was admitted to a hospital April 13 with a fever, swollen lymph nodes and other symptoms. A blood test confirmed the bacterial disease, and she was given antibiotics, officials said.

Bubonic plague is not contagious, but if left untreated it can morph into pneumonic plague, which is. Bubonic plague is usually transmitted to humans from the bites of fleas infected by rodents.

Health officials said they suspect the woman was exposed by fleas in her home and that there was no cause for alarm. An estimated 10 to 20 Americans contract plague each year, mostly in rural communities.

Bubonic plague is believed to have been the "Black Death" that killed 25 million people in Europe between 1346 and 1351.


25 million people in five years? That's astounding! 8-o

Considering that the total population of Europe in the 14th Century was probably less than 150 million, that's just an incredible death rate.


Don't they teach history in history class anymore? :-D

The plague wiped out about one-third of the European population in those five years. Some smaller communities it would wipe 90+% of the population out. The death toll was well over 200 million throughout the duration of its stay.
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Re: Bubonic Plague Strikes Again - But Don't Worry

Postby acsguitar » Wed Apr 19, 2006 6:41 pm

Tavish wrote:
The plague wiped out about one-third of the European population in those five years. Some smaller communities it would wipe 90+% of the population out. The death toll was well over 200 million throughout the duration of its stay.


Thats a bummer man

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Re: Bubonic Plague Strikes Again - But Don't Worry

Postby Tavish » Wed Apr 19, 2006 6:46 pm

acsguitar wrote:
Tavish wrote:
The plague wiped out about one-third of the European population in those five years. Some smaller communities it would wipe 90+% of the population out. The death toll was well over 200 million throughout the duration of its stay.


Thats a bummer man

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Its not that bad of a deal. It did lead to one of the best movie scenes ever, so all in all its a fair tradeoff.

CART MASTER:
Bring out your dead!
CUSTOMER:
Here's one.
CART MASTER:
Ninepence.
DEAD PERSON:
I'm not dead!
CART MASTER:
What?
CUSTOMER:
Nothing. Here's your ninepence.
DEAD PERSON:
I'm not dead!
CART MASTER:
'Ere. He says he's not dead!
CUSTOMER:
Yes, he is.
DEAD PERSON:
I'm not!
CART MASTER:
He isn't?
CUSTOMER:
Well, he will be soon. He's very ill.
DEAD PERSON:
I'm getting better!
CUSTOMER:
No, you're not. You'll be stone dead in a moment.
CART MASTER:
Oh, I can't take him like that. It's against regulations.
DEAD PERSON:
I don't want to go on the cart!
CUSTOMER:
Oh, don't be such a baby.
CART MASTER:
I can't take him.
DEAD PERSON:
I feel fine!
CUSTOMER:
Well, do us a favour.
CART MASTER:
I can't.
CUSTOMER:
Well, can you hang around a couple of minutes? He won't be long.
CART MASTER:
No, I've got to go to the Robinsons'. They've lost nine today.
CUSTOMER:
Well, when's your next round?
CART MASTER:
Thursday.
DEAD PERSON:
I think I'll go for a walk.
CUSTOMER:
You're not fooling anyone, you know. Look. Isn't there something you can do?
DEAD PERSON: [singing]
I feel happy. I feel happy.
[whop]
CUSTOMER:
Ah, thanks very much.
CART MASTER:
Not at all. See you on Thursday.
CUSTOMER:
Right. All right.
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Re: Bubonic Plague Strikes Again - But Don't Worry

Postby acsguitar » Wed Apr 19, 2006 7:06 pm

Tavish wrote:
acsguitar wrote:
Tavish wrote:
The plague wiped out about one-third of the European population in those five years. Some smaller communities it would wipe 90+% of the population out. The death toll was well over 200 million throughout the duration of its stay.


Thats a bummer man

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Its not that bad of a deal. It did lead to one of the best movie scenes ever, so all in all its a fair tradeoff.

CART MASTER:
Bring out your dead!
CUSTOMER:
Here's one.
CART MASTER:
Ninepence.
DEAD PERSON:
I'm not dead!
CART MASTER:
What?
CUSTOMER:
Nothing. Here's your ninepence.
DEAD PERSON:
I'm not dead!
CART MASTER:
'Ere. He says he's not dead!
CUSTOMER:
Yes, he is.
DEAD PERSON:
I'm not!
CART MASTER:
He isn't?
CUSTOMER:
Well, he will be soon. He's very ill.
DEAD PERSON:
I'm getting better!
CUSTOMER:
No, you're not. You'll be stone dead in a moment.
CART MASTER:
Oh, I can't take him like that. It's against regulations.
DEAD PERSON:
I don't want to go on the cart!
CUSTOMER:
Oh, don't be such a baby.
CART MASTER:
I can't take him.
DEAD PERSON:
I feel fine!
CUSTOMER:
Well, do us a favour.
CART MASTER:
I can't.
CUSTOMER:
Well, can you hang around a couple of minutes? He won't be long.
CART MASTER:
No, I've got to go to the Robinsons'. They've lost nine today.
CUSTOMER:
Well, when's your next round?
CART MASTER:
Thursday.
DEAD PERSON:
I think I'll go for a walk.
CUSTOMER:
You're not fooling anyone, you know. Look. Isn't there something you can do?
DEAD PERSON: [singing]
I feel happy. I feel happy.
[whop]
CUSTOMER:
Ah, thanks very much.
CART MASTER:
Not at all. See you on Thursday.
CUSTOMER:
Right. All right.


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