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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:28 pm    Post subject: Plague Reply with quote

This is terrible...

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:32 am    Post subject: Re: Plague Reply with quote

I agree this is bad news. One case is one too many. All the best...
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:56 am    Post subject: Re: Plague Reply with quote

Important info. Thanks for letting us know, Vince.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:47 am    Post subject: Re: Plague Reply with quote

Yep, thanks for the heads up. www.express.co.uk/news...madagascar

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Plague Reply with quote

Prairie dogs carry the plague. People either play with them or possibly I guess get it from a flea / tick that came off a prairie dog. Its actually not uncommon to find cases of the plague each year. Antibiotics work well against it if treated early enough.

Used to be they were varmints and you could shoot them whenever. Now we have a season for the dumb things to protect them during their breeding season.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Plague Reply with quote

I've heard about PD's carrying plague in NM & thus keep a close eye on any bug bites or symptoms afterwards.
Same goes for ticks WRT Lymes' disease.
I'm actually in the middle of a course of antibiotics courtesy of a horsefly bite - damn' red line running up my arm.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Plague Reply with quote

wasnt it the rats that kept it speading back in London in those terrible times of the past???

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Plague Reply with quote

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wasnt it the rats that kept it speading back in London in those terrible times of the past???

Indirectly mate...the fleas fed off the rats and it was the fleas that actually spread the plague.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Plague Reply with quote

Just after the government and church decided that cats were the spawn of Satan and had them all killed. Without predation the rat population exploded and the fleas with them. On the plus side if your ancestors survived the plague then you likely have an immunity to AIDS because they infect the body using the same method.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 6:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Plague Reply with quote

if memory served me correctly the rats tunneled down into the mass graves so kept it going much longer than it wouldve done otherwise...... either which way it was a horrible time by all accounts...dare I say it??? natures way of controlling an exploding population,its been repeated many times in humans history and some might say we now "interfere" and stop it fixing issue with huge amount of aid being sent overseas to AIDS infected countries allowing even greater explosion of population in an unstainable regeion.... my personal thoughts on the simple fix arent publishable.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Plague Reply with quote

Just read some reference that the plague are not spread by fleas or rats, it is airborne disease!!

www.washingtonpost.com...f3c84b144c

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Plague Reply with quote

gelandangan wrote:
Just read some reference that the plague are not spread by fleas or rats, it is airborne disease!!

www.washingtonpost.com...f3c84b144c

Confused wtf Surprised Shocked Shocked Sad

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Plague Reply with quote

I know that I believe everything the Washington Post publishes... NOT!
I don't plan on being around anyone with the plague but I would do some research to determine the method of transmission before I believe the Post.
They lie for a living and do so knowing full well that they need to invstigate before they publish but if it makes headlines it doesn't matter whether it's true or not.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:22 am    Post subject: Re: Plague Reply with quote

PaulS Washington Post lie, I'm aghast. Jaw Drop

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:33 am    Post subject: Re: Plague Reply with quote

If not fleas . has to be global warming then Smile

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