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Chinese City Under Quarantine After Bubonic Plague Black Death
You Tube Cosmo News ^ | July 22, 2014 | Staff

Posted on 07/22/2014 7:22:29 PM PDT by lbryce

A Chinese city has been sealed off and 151 people have been placed in quarantine since last week after a man died of bubonic Plague, state media said.

The 30,000 residents of Yumen, in the north-western province of Gansu, are not being allowed to leave, and police at roadblocks on the perimeter of the city are telling motorists to find alternative routes, China Central Television (CCTV) said.

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That an illness of his magnitude has erupted in one of Chinese cities and has been quarantined as a result really should come as no surprise. The Chinese had spawned highly virulent,deadly the SARS virus a few years back and now seem instrumental in having facilitated the Bubonic plaque among its cities.

Studying the eating habits of Chinese, should being no surprise at the frequent outbreak of such diseases. The Chinese diet includes animals of questionable origins the health of which are not known nor really ever tested. The entrepreneurs promoting these exotic have no incentive to insure they're animals are safe and healthy. The SARS virus was said to be started bt an animal called A Civit Cat, causing untold number of loss of life.

It is no mere exaggeration to say the Chinese eat anything with four legs except for the table.

1 posted on 07/22/2014 7:22:29 PM PDT by lbryce
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To: lbryce; GeronL

Obama would open the borders for them. Come on in. Big tent. #WEMUSTDOSOMETHINGSOHASHTAGSRUS


2 posted on 07/22/2014 7:24:34 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Elian Gonzalez sought asylum and was sent back to Cuba, send these kids back to THEIR parents.)
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To: lbryce
They should kill all the cats in the city. That will help. And burn some witches.

/johnny

3 posted on 07/22/2014 7:24:46 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: lbryce

Did you mean Serval cat?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serval


4 posted on 07/22/2014 7:25:46 PM PDT by Tailback
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To: lbryce
You do know that black plague comes from flea bites... right?

/johnny

5 posted on 07/22/2014 7:26:50 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: lbryce; neverdem; ProtectOurFreedom; Mother Abigail; EBH; vetvetdoug; Smokin' Joe; Global2010; ...
Bring Out Your Dead

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...

6 posted on 07/22/2014 7:28:09 PM PDT by null and void (If Bill Clinton was the first black president, why isn't Barack Obama the first woman president?)
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To: Tailback
Civet cat. Kopi luwak.

Good coffee. Too expensive.

/johnny

7 posted on 07/22/2014 7:28:16 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: null and void
So far the false positive rate is 100%.

May it ever be so...

/johnny

8 posted on 07/22/2014 7:30:01 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Aye.


9 posted on 07/22/2014 7:30:25 PM PDT by null and void (If Bill Clinton was the first black president, why isn't Barack Obama the first woman president?)
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To: JRandomFreeper

And we still have cases here in America. I believe one recently in Colorado.


10 posted on 07/22/2014 7:30:53 PM PDT by aft_lizard
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To: JRandomFreeper

And the fleas inhabit rats and other rodents. Cats keep those populations down. So your suggestion to kill cats, I certainly hope, was with sarcasm. It was the killing of Europe’s cats, suspected of being allied with witches, that brought about the Black Plague by allowing the disease vectors, rodents, to multiply and spread.


11 posted on 07/22/2014 7:31:26 PM PDT by EinNYC
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To: aft_lizard
New Mexico has them every year. The 4 corners region is rife with it.

I never dated a girl up there with flea bites.

Not safe.

/johnny

12 posted on 07/22/2014 7:32:29 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: null and void

Beat me to the BOYD!!


13 posted on 07/22/2014 7:32:32 PM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: JRandomFreeper
You do know that black plague comes from flea bites... right?

And witches.

We do have around seven cases a year in the States, so locking down an entire city strikes me as a little bit of an overreaction, although I'm sure the authorities would love to know how the victim was infected. There isn't going to be an epidemic as long as the tetracyclines hold out.

Unless it's really zombies.

14 posted on 07/22/2014 7:33:06 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: EinNYC
That's the point of burning the witches....

Seriously? Did I need a /s? ;)

/johnny

15 posted on 07/22/2014 7:33:33 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Tailback
What exactly is the Civet Cat?

The civet is a mostly nocturnal animal, from the Viverridae family, found in Africa, , and the East Indies. It is approximately 17-28 inches in length, excluding its long tail, and weighs about 3 to 10 pounds. Although classified within the Carnivera order, the palm civet of Southern Asia (named because it can be found in palms), is a fruit-eating mammal. Although the Viverridae family is distantly related to the Felidae family of which the common domestic cat is a member, the civet "cat" is not a cat. Indeed, it is more related to the mongoose than to any cat.

bluebuffalo.com Take the True BLUE Test to Review & Compare Your Wet Cat at The civet is a cunning-looking little animal, with a catlike body, long legs, a long tail, and a masked face resembling a raccoon or weasel. In some areas of the world, it has become an endangered species, hunted for its fur or as a food source. The civet's taste for fruit has been its downfall in at least one area of southeast Asia; as early as the 18th century, the durian fruit was also called "civet fruit," because it was used as bait for catching civets.

The civet not only is fond of fruit, but has had a love-hate relationship with growers of a particular coffee bean in Viet Nam. Civets love this bean, and search out the tastiest examples with their long, foxlike nose. The hardiest beans survive the digestive process of the civet, and are prized in caphe cut chon, or fox-dung coffee (Vietnamese call the civet "fox.")

Unfortunately for the civets, their habitat has been razed for new coffee orchards, and their decline has furthered because of the Vietnamese appetite for barbequed civet meat. A restraunteur admitted that he was not troubled by the scarcity of Caphe cut chon, saying that he'd rather "eat the fox." Actually, the new scarcity of fox-dung coffee beans has been a boon for entrepreneurs who market fake caphe cut chon as the real thing. However, that doesn't help the fate of the civet cats who are killed for food.

Last, the civet has been the source of a highly-valued musk, used as a stabilizing agent in perfumes. Although civets were at one time killed for their musk, they more recently have been "recycled" for this purpose. Also called "civet," excretions are scraped from the civet's perianeal glands, a painful process. Both male and female cats produce these strong-smelling excretions. At least one civet cat farmer in Ethiopia raises civets for their musk, although this practice is dying out as perfumers move toward using synthetic fixatives.

Maligned, abused, and beleageured, the civet cat has an unknown future on many fronts.

But it is not a cat.

16 posted on 07/22/2014 7:34:28 PM PDT by lbryce (Barack Obama:Misbegotten, Bastard Offspring of Satan and Medusa.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Good thing China thought ahead and built some spare cities. lol


17 posted on 07/22/2014 7:35:55 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: aft_lizard
And we still have cases here in America. I believe one recently in Colorado.

In Colorado it is built into the system, as it is carried by the native prarie dogs. Also the hantavirous, a worse disease in my opnion, is carried by mouse droppings in the area as well. Yet life goes on, and very, very rarely does a human get infected with either.


18 posted on 07/22/2014 7:35:55 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: lbryce
are scraped from the civet's perianeal glands, a painful process.

You do it.

I'll hold the flashlight.

Wear gloves.

/johnny

19 posted on 07/22/2014 7:36:54 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: aft_lizard

We have had an outbreak of a “sister” plague, pneumonic plague. Very bad form of it.


20 posted on 07/22/2014 7:37:15 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: Billthedrill
Here's the back story:

Plague first came to the United States in the 1850's. The rail companies were legally importing Chinese coolies to work on the transcontinental railway.

There was a small plague outbreak in San Fransisco's Chinatown district. An alert doctor spotted the outbreak almost immediately, and appealed to the city council to institute a quarantine and rat catching program.

The town fathers refused to believe there was plague in their fair city.

They screwed around long enough for it to infect the local ground squirrel population where there was no hope stopping it from spreading. Thanks to their inaction, now one can be exposed to bubonic plague anywhere in the western US.

Any parallels one wishes to draw with a more recent "gay plague" or flooding the country with disease infected children are left to the reader as an exercise.

Those who do not learn the lessons of the past...

21 posted on 07/22/2014 7:37:58 PM PDT by null and void (If Bill Clinton was the first black president, why isn't Barack Obama the first woman president?)
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To: null and void

All true. The San Francisco plague was right about 1900, I believe, which is when the organism managed to get into the prairie dog population. Used to be one plague reservoir, in central Asia. Now there are two. WE’RE NUMBER ONE! WE’RE NUMBER ONE!


22 posted on 07/22/2014 7:39:57 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: lbryce

“the Bubonic plaque”
T<hey just need to brush their teeth more often!


23 posted on 07/22/2014 7:40:58 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: aft_lizard
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24 posted on 07/22/2014 7:41:23 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: a fool in paradise

We do get large numbers of Chinese illegals. We can’t usually deport them either because as I understand it China will not take them back.


25 posted on 07/22/2014 7:45:35 PM PDT by Tammy8
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To: JRandomFreeper

***They should kill all the cats in the city.***

The English killed off all the dogs and cats in 1665 to stop the Great Plague. They also lit bonfires to drive off the “bad air”.

It didn’t work. The plague began to wain, then the Great fire afterward cleansed the city of London.


26 posted on 07/22/2014 7:47:17 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: PhiloBedo
Beat me to the BOYD!!

Fixed.

27 posted on 07/22/2014 7:47:57 PM PDT by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: null and void
***There was a small plague outbreak in San Fransisco's Chinatown district.***


28 posted on 07/22/2014 7:53:07 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: lbryce

OMG, that thing scares the crap outta me! That’s one freaky looking cat.

I’d never heard of the Civit, had heard of Serval before.


29 posted on 07/22/2014 7:53:25 PM PDT by Tailback
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To: cripplecreek

I see there is a plague marker right over the area of NE New Mexico where I was raised.

Last time I was through there I noticed our old house was surrounded by a huge prairie dog town.

As I look closer, I see that EVERYWHERE I lived in NM has a plague marker.


30 posted on 07/22/2014 8:00:56 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
"They also lit bonfires to drive off the “bad air”."

That's where you get the fascinating medical term: "malaria" which literally means: bad air (mal = bad, aria = air).

Turns out, you get Mal-Aria from mosquitoes instead of bad air, unlike airborne diseases. ...but hey, mosquitoes do fly in the...air!

31 posted on 07/22/2014 8:02:59 PM PDT by Southack (The one thing preppers need from the 1st World? http://tinyurl.com/ktfwljc .)
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To: lbryce

Just read a book online called ‘The Plague’ by Albert Camus - not a bad read - it’s translated from French so it is a little clunky but it gives a good insight into what it might be like living in a closed off community battling the plague and how people might have dealt with it!


32 posted on 07/22/2014 8:08:19 PM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong.)
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To: Tailback

No it was a civit cat is a kind of raccoon

It is not an animal you’d normally consider eating

However only about 100 people actually died from SARS


33 posted on 07/22/2014 8:11:15 PM PDT by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Yeah, I think you did. The very thought of killing cats gets someone into the express lane of my bad side.


34 posted on 07/22/2014 8:29:57 PM PDT by EinNYC
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To: lbryce

Isn’t that the Moslim section of China?


35 posted on 07/22/2014 8:36:39 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: melsec
It was in the ground squirrel population in the caves at Lava Beds Nat. Monument. I think they just DDT-ed the caves.
36 posted on 07/22/2014 8:39:07 PM PDT by Battle Axe (Repent: for the coming of the Lord is soon.)
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To: Battle Axe

Scary stuff _ I did see a program a couple of years ago where a few “experts” claimed that some of the Middle Ages outbreaks of plague were not the result of flea bites. I forget what conclusion they came to but the end result was still a lot of dead people!


37 posted on 07/22/2014 9:08:27 PM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong.)
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To: lbryce

Where’s the “That’s Racist” boy for the Black Plague?

Can we please quarantine the Black Plague in the White House while we’re at it?


38 posted on 07/22/2014 9:23:02 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Every time you say no to a liberal, you make the Baby Barack cry.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

“They should kill all the cats in the city. That will help. And burn some witches.”

Sure glad they don’t seal off whole cities every time someone in Colorado contracts Plague.


39 posted on 07/22/2014 10:04:49 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: 2ndreconmarine; Fitzcarraldo; Covenantor; Mother Abigail; EBH; Dog Gone; ...

Ping...


40 posted on 07/22/2014 10:17:10 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Tailback
There is a Civet cat in the region as well.

The cat is known for eating coffee beans and the passed beans are prized by some as being somehow a superior coffee. (No thanks, I'll have my coffee prefeline, if you don't mind.)

41 posted on 07/22/2014 10:21:15 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Good coffee. Too expensive.

I always thought that was just a passing fad.

I do like a dark roasted Sumatran coffee, though.

42 posted on 07/22/2014 10:23:31 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: EinNYC
And the fleas inhabit rats and other rodents.

Prairie dogs carry the plague, too (probably because of the fleas).

43 posted on 07/22/2014 10:24:53 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

And is quite treatable with cheap antibiotics. The only form of the plague that still carries a high risk of death in this day and age is pneumonic plague, which is thankfully quite rare.


44 posted on 07/22/2014 10:28:47 PM PDT by Mom MD
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To: null and void
My wife and her Red Tailed hawk both contracted a Yersinia pestis minor infection from a rodent the bird caught while hunting. She is a master falconer. Both were treated with antibiotics and recovered.
45 posted on 07/22/2014 11:27:04 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Southack

It’s an ill wind that blows no good...


46 posted on 07/23/2014 6:22:28 AM PDT by null and void (If Bill Clinton was the first black president, why isn't Barack Obama the first woman president?)
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To: lbryce
The Chinese diet includes animals of questionable origins the health of which are not known nor really ever tested.

So do most of their food exports.

47 posted on 07/23/2014 6:24:26 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Myrddin

Good on her doctor and vet for recognizing the infection. Glad they both recovered!


48 posted on 07/23/2014 6:26:34 AM PDT by null and void (If Bill Clinton was the first black president, why isn't Barack Obama the first woman president?)
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To: JRandomFreeper

There are three kinds of plague, caused by the same bacteria. Bubonic and Septicemic plague, caused by fleas, and Pneumonic plague, caused by coughing, sneezing, and direct contamination.

They are further distinguished because in Bubonic plague, the bacteria is transmitted from the bite to the lymphatic system. Without treatment, the bubonic plague kills about two thirds of infected humans within four days. The name Bubonic is based on the swelling of lymph nodes.

In Septicemic plague, the bacteria instead goes into the bloodstream, causing blood clotting in capillaries throughout the body, causing tissue damage and organ failure. It is almost always fatal if untreated.

In Pneumonic plague, the infection is in the respiratory system. Its untreated mortality rate is “very high”. In the modern world, it is the most likely to cause an epidemic, and it is almost certain that the Chinese epidemic is Pneumonic in origin.

Even stranger, there are many Americans who are *immune* to Bubonic plague, as well as a host of other diseases, including HIV. They are descendants of people in northern Europe and England, with a cell mutation. If they have one copy of the gene, they get sick but recover, which is found in 1 in 5 Americans; and if they have two copies of the genes, they never catch the disease, which is found in 1 in 100 Americans.


49 posted on 07/23/2014 7:03:25 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: lbryce

RATS! RATS!
They fought the dogs,
and killed the cats,
and bit the babies int heir cradles.

from the PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN


50 posted on 07/23/2014 7:09:19 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need more than seven rounds, Much more.)
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