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  • Fleas test positive for the plague in parts of Arizona

    08/14/2017 1:51:58 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 36 replies ^ | Updated: Aug 14, 2017 3:30 AM CST | Staff
    TAYLOR, Ariz. (3TV/CBS5) — Health officials are urging people to take precautions after a second Arizona county in two weeks confirmed that fleas in the area have tested positive for plague. The announcement by Navajo County Public Health officials on Friday comes one week after Coconino County officials found prairie dogs in the area to be carrying fleas with the plague -- the infectious disease infamous for killing millions of Europeans in the Middle Ages. The fleas in Navajo County were found near the town of Taylor. Health officials have notified the residents whose property will be treated. The area...
  • 2 more plague cases reported in New Mexico's Santa Fe County (Rodent-Fleas->Pets)

    06/27/2017 4:14:01 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 18 replies ^ | 6/26/17 | associated Press
    State public health veterinarian Paul Ettestad said plague can be present in fleas that infest wild rodents in Santa Fe County, including within the city limits of Santa Fe and in other locations around New Mexico. "Pets that are allowed to roam and hunt can bring infected fleas from dead rodents back into the home, putting you and your children at risk," he said. Health workers are conducted environmental investigations around the homes of the three patients to look for ongoing risk and to ensure the safety of the immediate family members and neighbors."
  • Graphic Pics: Migrants Fleeing Islamic State Risk Bringing Deadly Flesh Eating Disease To Europe

    05/30/2016 5:09:03 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 29 replies
    brietbart ^ | 30 May , 2016 | Liam Deacon
    A flesh-eating tropical disease is ravaging the war-torn Middle East, after Islamic State destruction created the ideal breeding conditions. The parasitic disease called Cutaneous leishmaniasis is caused by bites from tiny infected sand flies which thriving in the squalid conditions left in the wake of Islamic State terror and conflict. Thousands of cases have now been reported. Previous, it was contained in Syria but has spread to Turkey, Lebanon, and Jordan after more than four million Syrians fled there ,With the same migrants now heading on to Europe in their millions, it could be just a matter of times before...
  • Woman jailed after fleas kill her dog left tied-up and crying for help

    12/09/2015 10:14:30 AM PST · by seantruet · 32 replies
    Albasun ^ | 12/9/2015 | Tony Cartas
    Fleas kill dog left tied-up and crying for help "That dog was crying for at least eight hours. I had never heard an animal so sad in my life,” said a neighbor.
  • Bubonic Plague Found in Oregon Teenager

    10/30/2015 8:05:27 AM PDT · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 79 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 10/30/15 | CHRISTINE HAUSER
    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.
  • Touching moment Sikh man breaks strict religious protocol & removes turban to help boy hit by a car

    05/17/2015 5:20:11 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 51 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5-16-15 | Liam Quinn For Daily Mail Australia
    A Sikh student from New Zealand who broke strict religious protocol by taking off his turban to help save the life of a child hit by a car has been heralded as a hero. Harman Singh, 22, removed his turban to cradle the bleeding head of a five-year-old boy who had been struck on his way to school in Takanini, South Auckland. Could not fit actual title due to length. Title should read: Touching moment a Sikh man breaks strict religious protocol and removes his turban to help save life of a five-year-old boy who was hit by a car
  • Help! How can we kill fleas in our house?

    10/25/2014 4:11:02 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 120 replies
    25 October 2014 | Mene
    Help Freepers! How can we effectively completely eliminate fleas from the house. We are getting rid of the cat immediately. A long time ago, one could buy Lindane, but I believe that has been banned. Would appreciate any advice on how to rid the house permanently of the little buggers. To save you words, I already know about he egg cycle thing from previous experience. Just can't find any Lindane.
  • Teenage boy died of bubonic plague in Kyrgyzstan

    08/27/2013 9:07:47 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 13 replies
    Xinhua News Agency ^ | 08/26/2013 | Fang Yang
    BISHKEK, Aug. 26 (Xinhua) -- A teenage boy has died of bubonic plague in the Issyk-Kul region in northern Kyrgyzstan, the country's Health Ministry said on Monday. The 15-year-old Temir Isakunov fell ill on Aug. 17, when doctors at that time failed to make correct diagnosis, and they suspected he was infected with the plague only after his death. A panel of doctors confirmed that Isakunov died of bubonic plague after they made a second diagnosis on Sunday. The Health Ministry said the boy was infected with the plague after being bitten by fleas. Some 102 people were found to...
  • A 7-Year-Old Girl Caught Bubonic Plague On A Camping Trip

    09/09/2012 7:38:53 AM PDT · by blam · 37 replies
    TBI ^ | Allison Jackson
    A 7-Year-Old Girl Caught Bubonic Plague On A Camping TripAllison Jackson, GlobalPostSep. 8, 2012, 3:03 PMA seven-year-old girl is lucky to be alive after contracting the bubonic plague during a family camping trip in southwest Colorado. Sierra Jane Downing became sick a few days after the outing in Pagosa Springs. Her parents Darcy and Sean thought she had the flu until she started having seizures, the Associated Press reported. They rushed her to hospital where doctors eventually diagnosed the bubonic plague—the first confirmed case of the deadly disease in Colorado since 2006. "I didn't know what was going on. I...
  • Occupy Admits Its Real Goal: Communism

    08/21/2012 3:09:00 PM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 50 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 20 August 2012 | Editorial
    The Left: An Occupy organizer admitted over the weekend that the goal of his protest group was to "overthrow the capitalist system and build communism." So the cat's out of the bag again on this bunch. Where is the outrage? The true agenda of the Occupy movement has been revealed — it's a totalitarian one. Billing itself as a spontaneous people's revolution and embraced by the media and Democrat political establishment, Occupy is really a destructive band of thugs whose goal is the violent demise of democracy. Speaking at a "People's Assembly" in Washington, former Amalgamated Transit Union local 689...
  • Democratic convention changes renew concerns about financial risk to backers (RATS in default?)

    06/30/2012 2:14:46 PM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/30/12 | Joseph Weber
    Democratic convention changes renew concerns about financial risk to backersBy Joseph Weber Published June 30, 2012 The decision this week by the host committee of the Democratic National Convention to scrap a major event has sparked new concerns about the committee’s financial situation -- including a $10 million line of credit and a utility company’s connection to the deal. Stimulus-backed Duke Energy Corp. last year agreed to guarantee the line of credit for the party affair. This decision was a big help for the organizers, as the credit line was required by the Democratic National Committee. But it also...
  • Flea's giant leap for mankind

    10/13/2005 11:58:35 PM PDT · by sourcery · 11 replies · 588+ views
    Sunday Morning Herald ^ | October 13, 2005 | Richard Macey
    Fleas use it to perform leaps that would make Olympic high jumpers green with envy. Bees use it to flap their wings without tiring. Now Australian scientists have achieved a world first by copying resilin, the "rubber" insects employ to accomplish such athletic feats. Future versions of the material could be used to make resilient spare parts, including spinal discs and artificial arteries. Chris Elvin, from CSIRO Livestock Industries in Brisbane, spent four years reproducing nature's "near perfect rubber". Dr Elvin said yesterday: "Nature had a couple of hundred million years of evolution do it. All insects have it. It...
  • Indiana Democrats flee to avoid voting (AGAIN!)

    01/25/2012 2:32:36 PM PST · by EBH · 64 replies
    New York Times via Post Gazette ^ | First published on January 25, 2012 at 12:00 am | Monica Davey
    With Republican-controlled Indiana on the verge of becoming a "right to work" state, Democrats in the state House on Tuesday took the only step they have left to prevent it, if only for a bit longer. They disappeared. Again. A final vote on the measure, which would bar union contracts from requiring nonunion members to pay fees for representation, had been expected Tuesday in the House, which Republicans dominate, 60-40. But with scores of union members and supporters filling the Statehouse halls in Indianapolis in protest, most Democrats refused to turn up for floor sessions -- not once, but twice...
  • Fines pending for Indiana House Dems in labor battle (RATS bracing for major financial pain)

    01/06/2012 9:04:36 PM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/06/12 | TOM LoBIANCO
    Fines pending for Ind. House Dems in labor battleBy TOM LoBIANCO | AP – 13 hrs ago INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's House Democrats are bracing for major financial pain as they begin a third day blocking a bill that would make Indiana the first state in more than a decade to enact right-to-work legislation. Fines of $1,000 daily for each Democrat could hit Friday, depending on what Republican House Speaker Brian Bosma decides to do with lawmakers who deny him the numbers needed to push through the Republican priority. But Rep. Vanessa Summers, D-Indianapolis, said that if she can stand...
  • (Indiana House RAT leader Patrick) Bauer Hints At New Walkout Over Right To Work

    01/04/2012 10:33:24 AM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Bauer Hints At New Walkout Over Right To WorkRepublicans Adamant To Push Bill Through UPDATED: 1:07 pm EST January 4, 2012 INDIANAPOLIS -- The leader of Indiana's House Democrats hinted Wednesday that party lawmakers may walk out for the second year in a row to oppose the same Republican "right-to-work" bill blocked last year by their five-week boycott. But some lawmakers seemed split on whether to make such a move. House Democratic Leader Patrick Bauer told The Associated Press that his caucus planned to meet Wednesday to debate how to handle the GOP proposal that would make Indiana the 23rd...
  • Service Dog Owner Assaulted By McDonald's Manager

    09/06/2011 2:30:50 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 28 replies ^ | 8/22/11 | admin []
    A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a McDonald’s manager who punched a customer in the face for bringing a service dog into the restaurant.
  • Firefighters flee fleas — but not soon enough

    08/18/2011 12:57:09 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 9 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 8/17/11 | Bob Connors
    Firefighters who answered the call in Waterbury Tuesday didn't battle a raging fire, but instead were overrun by fleas. The members of Engine 2 left the scene of an abandoned house they were investigating on Taylor Street when they began to itch terribly. While on the ride back to the station, they noticed fleas all over them. "It was thousands of them," Fire Chief David Martin said. The firefighters were taken to the hospital, where they had to strip before going in for fear they might bring the fleas in with them. Covered in flea bites, they were scrubbed down...
  • Wisconsin Democrats hope to hold ground in 2 recalls (Change comes to a few RAT Fleas - TODAY!)

    08/16/2011 4:58:08 AM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Wis. Democrats hope to hold ground in 2 recallsBy The Associated Press • Tuesday, August 16, 2011 Wisconsin Democrats sought Tuesday to hold the ground they gained in last week's recall elections by fending off Republican attempts to oust two senators who fled the state in opposition to Gov. Scott Walker's proposal curbing public employee collective bargaining rights. Democrats needed to win at least three of six recalls last week targeting Republicans, but they only captured two. That means the best they can manage from Tuesday's elections is to keep the ground they gained, which left the Senate in Republican...
  • Wisconsin's historic recall elections wrap up this week (2 RAT Fleas can be removed - TOMORROW!)

    08/15/2011 7:30:07 AM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/14/11 | James B. Kelleher
    Wisconsin's historic recall elections wrap up this weekBy James B. Kelleher Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:34pm EDT CHICAGO (Reuters) - Wisconsin's series of recall elections concludes on Tuesday when voters go to the polls in two state Senate districts where Democrats are being forced to defend their seats. **SNIP** Nevertheless, Tuesday's two final votes, like the seven before them, will be watched closely. Two Democrats who opposed Walker's anti-union bill and even fled the state for weeks in an unsuccessful effort to prevent a quorum and delay passage -- Jim Holperin of Conover and Robert Wirch of Pleasant Prairie --...
  • Politics, money, unions and the Wisconsin recall elections (2 RAT Fleas on the ballot this Tuesday!)

    08/14/2011 6:36:43 AM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    UPI ^ | 8/14/11 | NICOLE DEBEVEC
    Politics, money, unions and the Wisconsin recall electionsBy NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International Published: Aug. 14, 2011 at 5:00 AM Democrats and public unions may not be dancing in the streets after picking up two of six Republican Senate seats in last week's recall election, but they may be smirking a little -- or not. The recall elections for nine state senators -- six Republicans and three Democrats in what some observers said was more retaliatory than reasoned -- is unprecedented. A Democrat was the first to face -- and win -- a recall election last month and two more...