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Boy,15, dies of bubonic plague in Kyrgyzstan

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 01:28 PM

A 15-year-old herder has died in Kyrgyzstan of bubonic plague - the first case in the country in 30 years - officials say.

The teenager appears to have been bitten by an infected flea.

The authorities have sought to calm fears of an epidemic and have quarantined more than 100 people.

Bubonic plague, known as the Black Death when it killed an estimated 25 million people in Europe during the Middle Ages, is now rare.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...d-asia-23843656

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 09:04 PM

The plague bacillus never dies or disappears for good.

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 09:49 PM

The BP pops up in central Asia from time to time. The last affected did not die and got infected by eating a sick (infected) camel.

And no, bacillus that have a resistant carrier (certain Mongol ground squirrels) will never die out.

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 10:01 PM

 questionmark, on 28 August 2013 - 09:49 PM, said:

The BP pops up in central Asia from time to time. The last affected did not die and got infected by eating a sick (infected) camel.

And no, bacillus that have a resistant carrier (certain Mongol ground squirrels) will never die out.

I was under the impression that it can lie dormant for years.

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 10:28 PM

wait, are we talking about the article, or quoting camus in here?

that is so sad, though, and a little scary. the idea of catching some otherwise mostly vanished disease, and dying because no one thinks that it would be that.

edit: heh, i just noticed your title thing up there...

Edited by patagonianhorsesnake, 28 August 2013 - 10:29 PM.


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Posted 29 August 2013 - 12:12 AM

Bubonic plague (Yersinia pestis) lives in the USA and surfaces in a human from time to time.  It is pretty treatable if caught in time.


Colorado girl recovering from bubonic plague

Published September 06, 2012
Associated Press

Read more: http://www.foxnews.c.../#ixzz2dJQQlIEh
http://www.foxnews.c...bubonic-plague/


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Posted 01 September 2013 - 05:34 AM

 Still Waters, on 27 August 2013 - 01:28 PM, said:



Bubonic plague, known as the Black Death when it killed an estimated 25 million people in Europe during the Middle Ages, is now rare.
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and also completely curable.


 Hatake Kakashi, on 28 August 2013 - 09:04 PM, said:

The plague bacillus never dies or disappears for good.
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there are plague pits under the basement at Harrods that are still infectious.....

Edited by shrooma, 01 September 2013 - 05:36 AM.

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