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Q: Bubonic plague in China - what next?

I would say run for the hills 

but that's probably where you get infected

http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/health/bubonic-plague-in-china-town-of-...

 

 

5 years 36 weeks ago in  Health & Safety - Other cities

 
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you cant stay in China and live long until you become a Chinese

either you die of plague or you die of some thing worse...

I wonder how so many foreigners manage to live here for so long time...

I cant wait to get out of China

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The quarantine of 30,000 people is disturbing. The US has half a dozen cases of the plague each year mostly in the southwest so the zombie apocalypse is not upon us and most of the time its not fatal. The bubonic plague is like the mike tyson of diseases, I'm not ready to call it a comeback. Still this plus the food scare and the typhoon out my window I'm not going anywhere for a while.

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Gansu is the filthiest province in China. It doesn't surprise me that the plague is lurking there.

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I except bubons, lots of bubons.

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What's next. Can I place a bet on Ebola ? Oh darn, gambling not allowed. 

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One quarantine they did well is of the news coverage. The intranet is completely clean.

 

I remember Yumen, a strange place as it used to be an important mining center and since became a semi-ghost town, with many relics of the communist era.

A peculiar way to make a come back in the news.

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A nice article about this

 

http://www.livescience.com/46941-chinese-city-sealed-off-plague.html?cmp...

 

So the question arises. Did the Chinese authorities base their response on Outbreak, mediocre movie from 1995, or are they actually trying to hide something else. 

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"The extraordinary measures follow the death of a 38-year-old man who chopped up a dead marmot, which is a squirrel-like rodent, he found to feed to his dog."
His dog... maybe. Or maybe he ate it himself. This reminds me of my favourite Engrish menu item: "Deep-fried and look like squirrel"

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It's a cover-up; the Zombie Plague has started. 

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This will anger the politically correct people who try to convince themselves that we are all equals but it has been proven that for genetic reasons Han Chinese are more likely than other ethnics to catch some diseases such as the bird flu, that's why it often originate from China and rarely spread anywhere else. I wouldn't be surprised if they are also more likely to get bubonic plague.

 

Of course the filthiness of places in China and the lack of hygiene of many Chinese play a lot in the spreading of such diseases.

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Read "World War Z"....thats what happens next.

"Moonfishing" in Fengdu = Patient zero= Zombie Apocalypse!

 

Forget the travesty of a movie...read the book. Whenever i run out of new stuff always re-read World War Z....its a classic!

 

But seriously China seems to incubate so many epidemics.

The old Black Death was traced back to Yunnan, then along the Silk Road to the Black Sea and then to Genoa.

Influenza (Water Fowl)...China.

SARs = Guangzhuo Market

 

When we were hunter-gatherers we never had colds or majorly infectious diseases, it was only when we started to live in close proximity to livestock that the outbreaks started.

 

Plague seems to come from Marmots, not that common. The problem starts when it jumps to the local rat population and mutates. Then it can make the jump to humans..

As long as we are at the Marmot stage and the town is sealed off....

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It's impressive that the medical staff spotted and reported it.

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they also had a case in the us a colorodo came from a dog

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