April 19th, 2006 04:47 PM
Bubonic plague in Los Angeles
As if the bird flu scare wasn't enough, check this out straight from Yahoo news.
Woman Has Rare Case of Bubonic Plague
Wed Apr 19, 12:14 AM ET
LOS ANGELES - A woman is in stable condition with bubonic plague, the first confirmed human case in Los Angeles County since 1984, health officials said Tuesday.
The woman, who was not identified, was admitted to a hospital April 13 with a fever, swollen lymph nodes and other symptoms. A blood test confirmed the bacterial disease, and she was given antibiotics, officials said.
Bubonic plague is not contagious, but if left untreated it can morph into pneumonic plague, which is. Bubonic plague is usually transmitted to humans from the bites of fleas infected by rodents.
Health officials said they suspect the woman was exposed by fleas in her home and that there was no cause for alarm. An estimated 10 to 20 Americans contract plague each year, mostly in rural communities.
Bubonic plague is believed to have been the "Black Death" that killed 25 million people in Europe between 1346 and 1351.
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April 19th, 2006 04:50 PM
What caliber does one use on fleas?
April 19th, 2006 04:56 PM
The fleas are not the problem, it's the rodents. The fleas are just a symptom.
I would suspect any of the mousegun calibers would suffice for the said rodents.
April 19th, 2006 04:58 PM
April 19th, 2006 05:46 PM
April 19th, 2006 06:11 PM
....huntin' mice with a scoped .177 cal airgun I heard is fun.....
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April 19th, 2006 06:41 PM
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April 19th, 2006 07:56 PM
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April 19th, 2006 08:44 PM
Nope! The fleas are the vector!
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April 20th, 2006 11:15 PM
Bubonic Plague scare?
Jeebus the media idiots annoy me.
You walk around Garden of the Gods here in town and they have signs up telling people not to mess around with the squirrels because many carry Bubonic Plague ... had 'em up for years.
Bubonic Plague still exists, people still get sick from it but now you go to the doctor and get an anti-biotic and you're fine.
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