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Three more cases of rare human
plague found in Colorado

Reuters, by Keith Coffman

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Posted By:SoCalGal, 7/18/2014 6:26:29 PM

DENVER--- Three more people in Colorado have been diagnosed with the plague after coming in contact with an infected dog whose owner contracted a life-threatening form of the disease, state health officials said on Friday. Last week the department said a man in an eastern Colorado county whose dog died of the plague had been diagnosed with pneumonic plague, a rare and serious form of the disease. The man remains hospitalized, but authorities have not released his condition. The three people in the latest reported cases had "mild symptoms" and have fully recovered after being treated with antibiotics, the department said, adding

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Pneumonic plague is the only type that can be transmitted person to person.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 7/18/2014 9:47:30 PM     (No. 9930909)

The plague bacillus resides in some animal populations and remains there pretty much contained.

Then something, or an invader of some sort (like a dog chasing a prairie dog) picks up the fleas.

Up until then the plague is epizootic and endemic.

It´s unusual that the pneumonic form shows up without the bubonic form --spread by means of a flea bite-- first, but then plague has a way of transforming.

The article is right about pneumonic spreading very easily. Before antibiotics, the death rate from this form was nearly 100%.

Should infected animals with their fleas come into contact with denser populations, crowded environments with people who have weak immune systems, like the hordes of illegals invading us through the southwest, plague could --could-- become epidemic.

And if these migrating groups of infected people with their hidden rodent traveling companions, spread throughout the country, it could become pandemic.

Not too likely, but possible. I have heard that the city of Lynn, MA,(for example) is having a huge rat problem (is it rattus rattus? the species blamed as carrier of plague?) and is expected to have illegals (more) thrust upon this already struggling city.

Could plague really become a pandemic? Probably not, but any increase in any infectious illnesses will further strain a burdened healthcare system.



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Reply 2 - Posted by: EQKimball, 7/19/2014 11:15:16 AM     (No. 9931572)

It´s somewhat comforting to blame the recent outbreak of exotic diseases on prairie dogs and fleas, so as not have to consider the possibility of a porous southern border where tens of thousands of impoverished "migrants" are streaming across, complete with lice, bronchial pneumonia, tuberculosis and other untreated maladies. Plague? Surely, no sane terrorist would want to infect teenagers begging for a ride on a train. Unthinkable.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: privateer, 7/19/2014 12:17:27 PM     (No. 9931676)

Not only thinkable, but doable, and I believe, likely. Ever wonder why 0 is so anxious to spread them all over the Nation like shrapnel? He´ll be safe in his new bunker under the White Hut.

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