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Daemon
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Bubonic Plague Death Prompts Quarantine in China

The bubonic plague has a prominent place in history books, having killed about a quarter of the European and Asian population in the 14th century in a pandemic now known as the Black Death, but its story does not end there. Periodic outbreaks on a much smaller scale have taken place since that time, with 60 succumbing to the disease in Madagascar not long ago. Thus, when a man in Yumen city, China, died of the plague last week, officials acted quickly to quarantine anyone he had contact with—151 people—and establish four quarantine zones in the city, setting up checkpoints to ensure the areas remain sealed off until they are certain the danger has passed. More...
AnjanaDutt
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Unbelievable in this day and age!
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Fascinating.
walirlan
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Read THIS.
MechPebbles
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Not trying to be cruel but don't we need something to trim down the world's population? Disease is a more efficient killer and is less destructive.
James Montgomery
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Some say the London fire of MDCLXVI (1666) put an end to the 'black plague' of 1665-1666. The double disaster had a harbinger in the comet of 1664, that many felt was a sign of ill-portent. ---coincidentally the seven letters used as roman numerals arranged in descending order added up to 1666. remove D and C and the numeral now reads 1066, the year of the Norman invasion.
James Montgomery
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Some say the London fire of MDCLXVI (1666) put an end to the 'black plague' of 1665-1666. The double disaster had a harbinger in the comet of 1664, that many felt was a sign of ill-portent. ---coincidentally the seven letters used as roman numerals arranged in descending order added up to 1666. remove D and C and the numeral now reads 1066, the year of the Norman invasion.
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Tovarish wrote:
Fascinating.


My sentiments exactly.
Alexander Lo
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I think it is the best way to control the spreading of a diease before they find the cure or the source.
thar
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Bubonic plague, in its bubonic form, is spread from person to person by fleas and ticks on infected rodents. That is why it was such a threat in crowded unhygienic cities, but is not such a threat in most places now.
It is when it becomes pneumonic, and can be spread directly from person to person, that it is most dangerous.
Both forms have high mortality, but the risk contagion is different.
dev_sircar
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thar wrote:
Bubonic plague, in its bubonic form, is spread from person to person by fleas and ticks on infected rodents. That is why it was such a threat in crowded unhygienic cities, but is not such a threat in most places now.
It is when it becomes pneumonic, and can be spread directly from person to person, that it is most dangerous.
Both forms have high mortality, but the risk contagion is different.


I humbly suggest you read BOCCACCIO's DECAMERON [First Day], to grasp the horror of the disease. Sick

man's work is from Sun to Sun; woman's work is never done! - INDIRA GANDHI : Erstwhile Prime Minister of INDIA.
GreenBanana
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Daemon wrote:
when a man in Yumen city, China, died of the plague last week, officials acted quickly to quarantine anyone he had contact with--151 people[/url]

Gotta quarantine 'em all!

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