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Chinese City Sealed Off After Bubonic Plague Death

The Guardian

30,000 residents of Yumen are not being allowed to leave and 151 people have been placed in quarantine after man's death

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dota2champion1240d ago

Scary. What are the chances of that reaching here in the usa

Fluke_Skywalker1240d ago

Very scary, think of all the stuff we all buy that's made in China!!

Crazay1240d ago

Ever see the movie Contagion? Yep...Think about how many the Bubonic Plague killed when it first happened and they couldn't even travel with the same speed and ease we do today.

Incredibly scary shit right there.

SilentNegotiator1240d ago (Edited 1240d ago )

Before people start sealing off their panic rooms from the inside:

1) Bubonic plague has a mere 1-15% mortality rate for people treated with antibiotics (And that's all demographics; imagine what part of those deaths were babies and the elderly).

2) The black death is not the only occurrence of the plague; lots of much smaller outbreaks have happened without wiping out humanity, often staying fairly local.

3) Plague sometimes happens in the western US anyway.

extermin8or1239d ago

It had a mortaikty rate of approximately a third actually..... on its big outbreak nowadays its muchblower thabks to antibiotics and that thanks to nature because its so deadly untreated its more susceptible to antibiotics. Just how the majoritynof antibiotic immune bacteria require very particular conditions andbin the case of say mrsa its been suggested sunlight can actually causebit to break down axcording to a paper published b ot to long ago new scientist reported on.

extermin8or1239d ago (Edited 1239d ago )

So who wants to tell you the bubonic plauge spreads in thebusa and europe already via wildlife? Go google ot there are a few hundered cases a year...

Matt6661239d ago

not that scary since it can be treated with anti-biotics

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DarkBlood1240d ago

You gotta do it like his accent here let me show you what I mean.

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lol mean funny either way

Crazay1239d ago

lol

What in the sam hell is that picture. Goddamn freaky that.

StockpileTom1240d ago

There has been some cases in the US before, it isn't really a problem unless there is an antibiotic shortage in the area. I have no idea of the logistics in China but I think this is a bit of an overreaction.

This is why you should always goto a doctor if you get sick especially with more severe symptoms.

MajorLazer1240d ago

R.I.P. to the man who died

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