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    Fears Of Pneumonic Plague Outbreak After 2 Diagnosed In China - Hospital On Lockdown

    Chinese authorities announced Tuesday that two people have been diagnosed with pneumonic plague at a hospital in Beijing yes, as in the 'Black Death' which wiped out some 50 million of the world's population during the Middle Ages.

    Alarmingly, it's the second instance of the plague hitting the region in a matter of months, after last May a Mongolian couple died from bubonic plague after consuming the raw kidney of a marmot, based on a local folk practice.


    Officials say the two in this latest case also came from a remote area of Inner Mongolia in Northern China. To mitigate panic, the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention has reportedly issued a public advisory to Beijing residents telling them the potential for contacting the disease is “extremely low,” according to The New York Times. Though considering this is literally the plague we doubt anyone will feel reassured by such official advisories.
    The patients were quickly isolated by health officials after initial confusion over what they might be dealing with, and are reportedly being given treatment. Left untreated it will cause certain death, but some strains of the plague can be cured through careful administration of antibiotics, unavailable when it struck on a mass scale in medieval times.
    The infected were initially treated at Beijing's Chaoyang Hospital, which caused a special alert to go out to city health personnel and placed the emergency room under complete lockdown.


    The pneumonic form of the plague is considered the most virulent and deadly, causing severe lung infection via bacterium, transmitted from small mammals and their fleas. The other forms are bubonic and septicemic the former cause swollen lymph nodes and the latter infects the blood.
    From 2010 to 2015, the World Health Organization reported a total of 3248 cases worldwide, including 584 deaths; however, there are concerns that not all cases have been reported, with China recently coming under fire over allegations of possibly withholding its true number of cases.
    The WHO has now categorized the plague as a 're-emerging disease' given that some 50,000 human cases have been recorded in the past two decades.

    More at: https://www.zerohedge.com/health/fea...pital-lockdown
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    Meh, Old World peoples have widespread resistance to this plague; our ancestors paid the price for it a very long time ago.

    So long as we avoid eating raw meat in Inner Mongolia (there goes my summer...), we're good.

    Oyarde should be at tomahawk level 5, however.
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    Quote Originally Posted by r3volution 3.0 View Post
    Meh, Old World peoples have widespread resistance to this plague; our ancestors paid the price for it a very long time ago.

    So long as we avoid eating raw meat in Inner Mongolia (there goes my summer...), we're good.

    Oyarde should be at tomahawk level 5, however.
    Maybe @Danke can make @oyarde a bloodbrother.
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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    I generally do not eat rodents but if you must , cook thoroughly including racoons . If on the run and there is a need to eat raw meat try find something larger that is not as flea infested .
    Do something Danke

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    Maybe one day a plague will come and wipe out the filth of the inner cities. Maybe a good rain will do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oyarde View Post
    I generally do not eat rodents but if you must , cook thoroughly including racoons . If on the run and there is a need to eat raw meat try find something larger that is not as flea infested .
    The danger of the pneumonic variant is that it can be spread from person to person easily.
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankind…it’s people I can’t stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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