Skip to comments.Chinese City Under Quarantine After Bubonic Plague Black Death
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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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.
Obama would open the borders for them. Come on in. Big tent. #WEMUSTDOSOMETHINGSOHASHTAGSRUS
Did you mean Serval cat?
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...
Good coffee. Too expensive.
May it ever be so...
And we still have cases here in America. I believe one recently in Colorado.
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.
I never dated a girl up there with flea bites.
Beat me to the BOYD!!
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.
Seriously? Did I need a /s? ;)
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.
Good thing China thought ahead and built some spare cities. lol
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.
You do it.
I'll hold the flashlight.
We have had an outbreak of a “sister” plague, pneumonic plague. Very bad form of it.