Skip to comments.Lassa Fever Carried From West Africa To Minnesota By Traveler
Posted on 04/05/2014 12:14:18 PM PDT by BenLurkin
This is not the first time that the disease was diagnosed in the United States, as travelers in the past have brought it back with them from West Africa. Luckily there have been no natural cases in the United States, which indicates that the disease has been successfully stopped from spreading locally.
In Africa, rats and other rodents are often blamed for transmitting the Lassa Virus, as they spread the disease through their feces and urine. The rodent urine can often coat the sleeping and eating surfaces of those rural and poor areas where the rodents run rampant among the homes and streets. People will often contract the virus without any symptoms, but still pass it onto other people through their saliva on drinking cups and other surfaces. /
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We need to embrace and celebrate Diversity.
And open borders.
Oh, for the days of Ellis Island.
Hey Minnesota! Welcome to the Turd World!
A Somali gift...
May it spread into Washington D.C. and clean house.
My old friend, Lassa. I see someone coveted the virus in Minnesota. This one will spread like wild fire if containment is lax.
wrong side of Africa...
Post to me or FReep mail to be on/off the Bring Out Your Dead ping list.
The purpose of the Bring Out Your Dead ping list (formerly the Ebola ping list) is very early warning of emerging pandemics, as such it has a high false positive rate.
So far the false positive rate is 100%.
At some point we may well have a high mortality pandemic, and likely as not the Bring Out Your Dead threads will miss the beginning entirely.
*sigh* Such is life, and death...
“which indicates that the disease has been successfully stopped from spreading locally”
This could be very bad if it gets established in a city with a large rat population, such as DC.