Skip to comments.Bubonic Plague Found in Oregon Teenager
Posted on 10/30/2015 8:05:27 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts
The authorities in Oregon have confirmed a case of the bubonic plague in a teenage girl who was believed to have contracted the disease from a flea bite.
Plague is rare and treatable with antibiotics if caught early, but federal authorities have been puzzled by an increase in cases this year.
In a statement, state and local health officials in Oregon said they thought the girl was infected during a hunting trip on Oct. 16 near Heppner, a city located at the foothills of the Blue Mountains in the northeastern region of the state.
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Let's see. What else has been increasing in the US this year? An influx of diseased illegal aliens?
Just another case of intentional obtuseness by the Feds.
“...but federal authorities have been puzzled by an increase in cases this year.”
Illegals don’t have anything to do with this.
Just a guess but the federal authorities are all deaf, dumb, and blind.
The plague exists in the U.S. without the help of "diseased illegal aliens". While it did come here from elsewhere, it's been here for over 100 years.
Plague is endemic in the rat population out west. We had outbreaks in California in the 1990s. They closed a state park in Tahoe because of it for awhile.
“Exists” and “an increase in cases this year” are two very separate things.
I don’t think this bubonic plague was brought here by immigrants. TB, however, is another story.
People don’t carry the plague. Probably the food supply for various rodents has been good, increasing their population, and thus the number that are infected. Same reason we get 4 Points hantavirus outbreaks.
Nor do I.
But an increase in cases means that the 'status quo' has been upset somehow.
I made no definitive statement regarding the 'how'. I only asked a question.
I believe it came from Asia with rats on ships carrying Chinese immigrants in the 1800s. Unless illegals are carrying rodents with them, they don’t have anything to do with the “increase”. I don’t believe humans carry the disease.
Its important to note that there are only a handful of cases every year so it only takes a few to double the number. (2 is twice as many as 1)
When you are importing people who present with bed bugs, sexually transmitted diseases, active tuberculosis, new strains of influenza, leprosy, cholera, and plague. Many have scabies as well.
The horror show of it is that we don’t clean them up and send them home. The reality is that we send them to neighborhoods like yours and mine. Not like the ones Obama and the Congressional Democrats and Republicans inhabit.
There was, however, a great article on American Thinker titled 13 reasons why we should not admit Muslim 'refugees.
Excellent article, and has a great link to the paper about muslim inbreeding, which I had been looking for. This American Thinker article was one of the best articles on this subject.
Just about every year in Eastern Oregon, someone eats a rabbit infected with Plague.
This one is almost certainly not related to illegals (or legal immigrants, for that matter). Bubonic plague is virtually never transmitted from person-to-person.
Actually plague first came to the United States in the 1850's. The rail companies were importing Chinese Coolies to work on the transcontinental railway.
There was a small plague outbreak in San Francisco'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, one can be exposed to plague anywhere in the western US.
Any parallels one wishes to draw with a more recent "gay plague" are left to the reader as an exercise.
Those who do not learn the lessons of the past...
Probably not, but never let a crisis go to waste.
Most recent examples of Plague have been seen in the immigrants entering from the Southern border. Several of the children that showed up in this country over the last two years have had plague.
Now it is unlikely that this particular case came from them. There is no reason not to use this case to highlight the serious health risks associated with unregulated immigration. After all we should never let a good crisis go to waste.
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