Skip to comments.Officials: Fleas in Two Arizona Counties Tested Positive for the Plague
Posted on 08/17/2017 6:51:07 PM PDT by null and void
Fleas in two Arizona counties tested positive for the Bubonic plague the same disease that killed millions of people in the 14th century throughout Africa, Asia, and Europe, public health officials say.
Navajo County public health officials announced Friday that fleas collected near the town of Taylor tested positive for Yersinia pestis, the bacteria that causes the Bubonic plague, the Associated Press reports.
The announcement came one week after Coconino County officials first discovered fleas in the area found to be carrying the plague.
KNXV reports that Coconino County officials first discovered the plague-infested fleas in the Red Lake area last week but also found fleas in the Doney Park area that tested positive for the disease.
Officials in both counties have notified residents and are monitoring the situation.
Arizona has been host to a host of plague outbreaks among prairie dogs over the years.
The International Business Times reported in 2015 that another outbreak of the plague took place among prairie dogs in Flagstaff. Public health officials became aware of the plague outbreak after testing several fleas in animal burrows for Yersinia pestis.
Authorities say indicators that the plague is spreading include the sudden death of a large number of prairie dogs and rodents at the same time.
Public health officials warn residents that if they notice a sudden decrease in rodents to call their local health department.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 15 humans had been infected with the Bubonic plague in 2015. The CDC says that most outbreaks of the plague among humans take place in the Southwest region of the U.S.
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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...
Those poor sick fleas...
Bubonic Plague. Also known as the “Black Death”. A killer of millions.
Just bringing diseases that Americans wouldn’t.........
If they only had affordable health insurance!
Send them to San Francisco for recuperation
Ring around the rosies...
Bammy’s parting gift.
Obama’s Illegals must be close by
Let em loose in the house and senate.
They’ve known about this for years. I personally have read about the bacteria for plague being found on rodents in the Az desert as far back as 10 years ago.
Article below is it being found in California in 1984
Elen says the snake population is down because of development, and that’s why the rodents and their plague-bearing fleas are more prominent.
Have Senators Flake and McCain been in those counties, if so quarantine them.
Both bubonic plague and leprosy are treatable with antibiotics, but you have to know what you’re dealing with - very promptly, in the case of plague.
The World Health Organization provides free treatment for leprosy world-wide, but many in the kinds of places where leprosy is endemic don’t know about it.
What a coincidence...
The fleas, known as McCain and Flake, are a plague on the Nation. Stomp them out.
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