Skip to comments.2 Cases of Plague Found in China, Sparking Fears of an Outbreak
Posted on 11/13/2019 2:37:40 PM PST by 11th_VA
The pneumonic plague is almost always fatal, and spreads quickly, as it did with the Black Death outbreak in the 14th century
Two people in China were diagnosed with the pneumonic plague, sparking fears of an outbreak of the highly contagious and deadly disease among Chinese citizens.
Government officials said that the two cases came from Inner Mongolia, and they are now being treated in a hospital in the Chaoyang District in Beijing, CNN reported.
Amid concerns that the two cases could spur the spread of the plague, as it did in the 14th century with the Black Death, the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday that there is an extremely low risk of that happening again.
The Chinese CDC said in a statement that they moved the two patients into quarantine and medicated anyone they could have infected, while launching an investigation to find others who may have been exposed to the plague, The Wall Street Journal reported.
The pneumonic plague is the deadlier of the three types, which also include the bubonic and septicemic plagues. Bubonic is the most common, and there are typically around a dozen cases in the U.S. each year. But the pneumonic plague is almost always fatal if not treated, the U.S. CDC says...
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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.
Zombie Plague? Good luck feeding on the already brain-dead Democrats - they will get a mouthful of air.
Yersinia pestis has probably been responsible for five of the “great plagues” that have hit mankind starting back about 3000 BC.
Have you been reading Nassim Taleb?
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.
My grandmother would NEVER eat Chinese food ... she would always make a comment like that (Bless her soul)
“Two people in China were diagnosed with the pneumonic plague...”
This is very bad news, if true. Plague is usually transmitted by flea bites, and has a relatively long incubation period, which makes it possible to treat and cure. That’s why the plague cases in the U.S. are of little concern to the general population.
Pneumonic plague can be spread from person to person via airborne bacteria in sputum. It has a short incubation and can cause rapid death, even before a correct diagnosis is made.
The location of these two cases is also worrisome, as the Black Death likely came from there along the Silk Road. In addition, due to the population density of the poor countries in the region, a pneumonic plague outbreak would be hard to control. I hope the Chicoms are all over this.
Not recently. But filth and vermin are the conditions for novel disease and if you add repeated use of antibiotics on the junkie homeless who show up with repeat infections at the ER, well certain cities are just begging for the first horseman of the Apocalypse to ride through town.
I plan to watch from afar.
I thought we got rid of this crap...
No. We legalized crap. In public. And urine. Get used to such headlines.
WOW! 48 bottles!
Chinese Communists live like pigs in their own filth. Why do you think most exotic pig-bird-human flus come from the region?
Plague, schmague. No big deal. Eat some moldy bread and be done with it.
In fact, they sent an SR-71 to pick them up.
I wouldnt worry so much about 2...but if it ever gets to 3....
Ever spent time in a Turkish prison?
Dawn dish soap kills fleas???
China is working on a modern Silk Road that will transport freight and people to Europe in days ensuring bacteria stay fresh and virile.
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