Skip to comments.Man dies from plague in China, 11 others infected
Posted on 08/02/2009 8:06:28 AM PDT by FromLori
Thousands of people have been placed under quarantine in a town in northwest China after a man died of pneumonic plague and 11 others were confirmed infected with the deadly lung infection, health authorities said. The 32-year-old herdsman died in Ziketan in Qinghai province, the provincial health bureau said in a statement posted on its Web site Saturday. It did not say when he died.
Most of the others infected are relatives of the deceased and are in stable condition in a hospital, the bureau said.
The town of 10,000 people has been placed under quarantine and a team of experts has been sent to the area, it said.
Pneumonic plague is spread through the air and can be passed from person to person through coughing, according to the World Health Organization. It is caused by the same bacteria that occurs in bubonic plaguethe Black Death that killed an estimated 25 million people in Europe during the Middle Ages.
While bubonic plaguewhich is usually transmitted by flea bitecan be treated with antibiotics if diagnosed early, pneumonic plague is one of the deadliest infectious diseases. According to the WHO, humans can die within 24 hours of infection.
The Qinghai health bureau statement warned that anyone who has visited Ziketan and surrounding areas since July 16 and has developed a fever or a cough should seek treatment at a hospital.
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I hope this is a ping for later I never have to search for.
That is just ... tacky!
Funny, but tacky just the same.
Hmmm.. maybe we should crowd more people together in urban settings.
You know.. to save the planet
I just get so depressed by bad news that sometimes I have to laugh
I'd rather be tacky than get a pop knot tacked on my head ☺
I have a friend that has a business in China. Guangyuan China.
Anyway. He got a rare form of cancer, like 26 people in the world have it.
I strongly suspect the environment he was living in.
Just a hunch
Funny stuff. And damn nit They do a LOT of it on purpose!
I have some asian friends that Mangle words for effect
If you are referring to air you can cut or water that is already jello-mold ready ... sure.
Sorry, that’s “jerro”
Well the air is like jerro here today.
Actually its thicker.
Woke up this AM and took a deep breath and actually chipped a tooth!.
Humidity is like a brick wall out there!
I swear they do it on purpose!
Thanks, WCG, can you post this on Twitter?
I will try :)
Hey good morning - we’re on rain delay at the terrible Poconos racing.
Gonna be a long day up there.
Its been raining for months
China Seals Off Town After Second Plague Death
Pneumonic plague is caused by the same bacteria as the bubonic plague, or Black Death, which is estimated to have killed 25 million during the Middle Ages. While bubonic plague is transmitted by infected fleas, the pneumonic plague is carried from person to person through the air, according to the World Health Organization. Patients typically become infected by being in close contact with someone who has the plague and is coughing or by handling contaminated articles. If left untreated, pneumonic plague can cause death within 24 hours of the onset of symptoms