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Bubonic plague

Sucess 1 16.67%
 
Failure 1 16.67%
 
Indifferent/comments. 4 66.67%
 
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Certainly feel a lot worse for the children than the parents. Sounds more like a good example of stupid people being stupid than some unavoidable tragedy (then again, based on some of the pictures on that article you never know, maybe they live in conditions where they had no other choice... hmm, nah, they were on an airplane).



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mZuzek said:

Certainly feel a lot worse for the children than the parents. Sounds more like a good example of stupid people being stupid than some unavoidable tragedy (then again, based on some of the pictures on that article you never know, maybe they live in conditions where they had no other choice... hmm, nah, they were on an airplane).

Well, it's pretty much best practice to stay away from all wild rodents ... and racoons, too. 

It's not like the Bubonic Plague has been eradicated, it's not unheard of in developing countries and there are still cases popping up in the US and other civilized locations.  It's simply that it's largely treatable now.  

If the two people who died were infected because of tainted tissue or fluid then that's kind of good news and hopefully means no plague-carrying fleas were involved.  The danger would be if they transmitted the plague to others via breathing on them--that's Pneumonic plague and it's worse than Bubonic.  The close quarters of an airplane make that more possible, unfortunately, which is one of the worst things about air travel.  

Still, a quarantine should solve this.  People acting like the Black Death is returning are being silly.



pokoko said:

Well, it's pretty much best practice to stay away from all wild rodents ... and raccoons, too. 

Well that was uncalled for.



I can't believe this has happened. -_-



My thoughts and prayers go out to the innocents on the plane and airport.



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So the actual plague? Does the rest of the world have to worry?



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spurgeonryan said:
So the actual plague? Does the rest of the world have to worry?

There are cases of Bubonic/Pneumonic plague every year.  Actual outbreaks are usually in Africa, though, so it doesn't make many headlines.  There were thousands of confirmed cases during a large outbreak in Madagascar a few years ago but most people have no idea.

In this case, unless it's announced that carriers of the Pneumonic plague have broken quarantine, then it sounds like everything is under control.  As it's treatable with modern antibiotics, it's not nearly as big a concern to the civilized world as it once was.



Welp, you say this may not be a big deal, but I'm headed to the underground bunker just in case. Good luck everybody.



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John2290 said:
super_etecoon said:
What does the poll mean?

Do you think the disease was a success or a failure? It killed a bunch of people, really hit society hard but got wiped off the faxe of the planet yet still finds a way to creep back into humans. Success or failure? Stalemate? 

What the fuck? Lol.