Skip to comments.2 cases of plague in dogs confirmed
Posted on 06/22/2013 7:46:07 AM PDT by Kartographer
Two cases of plague in dogs have been confirmed in the East Mountains area of Bernalillo County.
The cases occurred between late May and mid-June and were confirmed by Albuquerques Urban Biology Division. Both dogs have recovered from the illness.
An environmental investigation will be held at the site where the infection is believed to have occurred, according to an Albuquerque Environmental Health Department news release.
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New Mexico PING!
I never heard of the dog carrying the flea which transmits plague. Interesting and rather scary.
Land of the flea, and the home of the plague.
Ain’t migration great!
Rodents, fleas, dogs...
This will be very hard to nail down. LMAO
This probably happens just about every year. Who knew...
The plague is a common thing in rodents in certain regions of our nation. This is not migration related.
Rodents have fleas and sometimes those fleas are transferred to domesticated animals.
Humans can be infected too. Every once in a while you’ll hear of it happening. They are given medication and generally return to good healthy in short order. A very advanced case may cause death if the person failed to seek medical help until they were near death.
Beat me to it! Kind of a let down after Watership Down but at 10, I got a kick out of reading shampoo bottles.
I actually liked it better than Watership Down.
Supposed to have locusts this year too.
My pleasure. Take care...
Welllll, actually the Chinese laborers brought in to work on the railroads brought in the Plague from China.
An American doctor detected the outbreak in San Fransisco's Chinatown.
He reported it to the city, along with recommendations for quarantine and a rat catching program.
The San Fransisco city fathers simply refused to believe that their was Plague in their fair city, and refused to do anything until it had already spread to the native ground squirrel population, and become uncontainable.
Any parallels you may wish to draw to, say, the AIDS epidemic are left as an exercise for the reader.
The four corners area is famous for the plague. It happens all the time, some years worse than others. The Prairie dog is the culprit in most cases.
Thank you Null and Void. That was interesting.
I think the context in which this issue was raised here, was as it relates to the problems of our southern border. Now that may not be the case, it may have been the broader issue of all immigrants to our nation.
Either way, in today’s climate, we are not seeing instances of the plague spike because of immigration.
Of course that doesn’t mean that we aren’t seeing spikes in other diseases. In fact we’re seeing spikes in diseases we all but eradicated in the U. S. Instances of Tuberculosis are spiking. Instances of some childhood diseases have increased.
Immigration is still a problem as it relates to the introduction of disease into the U. S., but the plague probably isn’t one of the problems.
Has this ever happened before?
Certainly, I’m just bitter about Novartis’ discontinuation of Interceptor, but it’s curious that that, with the exception of Heartgard & Iverhart (same thing), the meds being pushed (Sentinel & Trifexis) contain flea control. And now this. Compounding pharmacies can no longer obtain Diethylcarbamazine- “Filaribits”, as they could 3 years ago and Milbemycin Oxime- “Interceptor”, is still available outside the U.S. but is restricted from being sold to clients in the U.S.
It’s not so much a conspiracy consideration as it is a rabid mistrust of PhRMA.
I hate these people.
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