It’s always there, in the background, just waiting for a vector.................
“I thought we got rid of this crap ... “
Not even. And you can be sure that different governments have weaponized it.
Ground Zero for bubonic plague in the US is the East Mountains of NM. Somebody gets it every couple of years.
Can the disease be transmitted by mail?
If this turns into an epidemic the rioters in Hong Kong will have good reason to beatup Mainland tourist /s
While I would not expect to see pneumonic plague or bubonic plague in America, if it comes here it will race through all the homeless camps and spread to others. The homeless crisis would be the place the plague germinates and explodes.
Need to stamp out fleas.
It’s endemic in most rodent and bat populations of the American west. Couple of cases every year in Oregon. It’s never going away.
Can we say Black Plague?
With the shortage of pigs in China, ordinary people are turning to rabbits, dog meat and rat steaks as alternatives to pork. The fleas on rats are the vector of Pasteurella pestis, the organism that causes plague. Suspect its difficult to remove all the fur and the fleas may be contaminating the meat.
In Mongolia the marmot is considered a delicacy even though it carries the plague virus.
Dollars to doughnuts the plague came from marmot meat.
If a country with the population of China has only two cases of plague I would say they are doing much better than us. -Tom
Plague is endemic in Mongolia - an annual event, like flu season here (at a lower level).
From what I learned the PLAGUE began in China. It's source: FILTH.
My husband and I traveled to China with a big group of Americans in 1981. China DOES produce BEAUTIFUL things: jewelry, carpets, cloth, SILK everything, the Xian soldiers in Terra Cotta -- many things.
However it was the FILTHIEST place I had ever seen. Yes, that includes parts of Africa, Central American and the Middle East.
THAT doesn't seemed to have changed.
Yersinia pestis has probably been responsible for five of the “great plagues” that have hit mankind starting back about 3000 BC.
outbreaks like this are normal for a country that considers dried, powdered seahorses to be “medicine.”
Have the Democrats demanded we bring the infected here yet?
Hysterical nonsense. The plague, y. pestis, is still common in the third world, and occasionally even pops up in the United States, where it has had minimal effect on humans (due to a lack of vector), but has just about wiped out black-footed prairie dogs and black-tailed ferrets.