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The town of Ziketan, in the ethnically Tibetan Chinese province of Qinghai was under quarantine  last month not for the Swine Flu, but after three deaths from the pneumonic plague.http://abcnews.go.com/Health/story?id=8250776&page=1

The bacteria responsible yersinia pestis , is the same bacteria blamed for the bubonic plague, which wiped out millions of people in Europe in the fourteenth century. Fleas will spread the bubonic plague when they bite rats, injecting the bacteria into the animal’s bloodstream, but will bite humans when a rat is not available.  In some cases, those bacteria will find a way into the lung, turning bubonic plague into the more contagious pneumonic plague.http://abcnews.go.com/Health/story?id=8250776&page=1  Y. Pestis is a zoonotic disease which means that it is a disease of animals with accidental involvement of humans.

There are 3 main clinical forms of the plague those being Bubonic, Pneumonic and Septicemic. For more information check http://www.newsrx.com/library/topics/Plague.html 

“Left untreated, Bubonic Plague has a 50% mortality rate, where Pneumonic and Septicemic are nearly always fatal. 75% of those afflicted with Bubonic Plague will parish within a few days and out of those afflicted with Pneumonic Plague 90% will parish within 24 hours. 80% of patients with Bubonic Plague will also become septic, 5-15% develops pneumonia, and a smaller proportion develops meningitis. Out of those suffering from Bubonic Plague 10-15% can present with primary sepsis or gastrointestinal symptoms. The Y. Pestis bacteria has a P-3 level containment rating with the CDC. This puts it as one of three of the most dangerous diseases known to man.”

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/84122/a_look_into_the_history_and_links_between_pg3.html?cat=5

There has been significant concern over the return of plague as a potential biological weapon. In 1347, the Tartars catapulted bodies of plague victims over the city walls during the siege of Kaffa, and, in World War II, the Japanese dropped bombs containing fleas inoculated with Yersinia pestis to infect their enemies with the deadly illness. During the Cold War, the Soviets succeeded in aerosolizing the bacteria and in creating strains of multidrug-resistant Yersinia. Aerosolized Y pestis, causing primary pneumonic plague, has been recognized by bioterrorism experts as having one of the highest potentials as a bioterrorism agent due to its extremely high mortality, its high uptake into enzootic and epizootic animals as well as humans, and its ability to be spread over a large area. It has been classified as a Category A select agent by the CDC.   http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/829233-overview

By it’s name, the University of Medicine and Dentistry located in Newark, N.J., you would never know that it is a bioterror research lab.  It is run by the Public Health Research Institute, a leading center for research on infectious diseases.  

Officials discovered two weeks ago a failure to account for three of 24 mice that had been injected with a bacterium that causes various forms of the plague, including bubonic plague, inside the high-security facility located in the middle of the city of Newark. The injections were part of a government funded bio-defense project to develop vaccines against biological weapons of mass destruction. http://abcnews.go.com/Health/story?id=1128953&page=1

In Colorado June 2009, “Tests show bubonic plague is present among prairie dogs in a field near the city’s airport, and county health officials are investigating the death of a 28-year-old man who had plague-like symptoms.http://abcnews.go.com/Health/story?id=117382&page=1

Also in Colorado in 2007,  A zoo monkey was found dead after eating a squirrel that was infected with the plague. 5 squirrels and a rabbit were also found dead, at the same zoo. http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/254751/bubonic_plague_kills_zoo_monkey_in.html?cat=70

Interestingly, “Dr. Stephen O’Brien of the National Institutes of Health in Washington D.C. set out to discover why some individuals recovered on their own from the pneumonic plague and why some individuals seemed to be totally immune. He centered his research in an English town called Eyam. Eyam survived the plague with several instances of individuals whom even though in close contact never became ill. What he discovered was a mutation on the CCR5 molecule called Delta 32.  Research is currently being done on the CCR5 Delta 32 mutation to fight the AIDs virus and further study will no doubt reveal further advantages and disadvantages of possessing either one copy or both of the mutation Delta 32.
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/84122/a_look_into_the_history_and_links_between_pg5.html?cat=5

A mouse with bubonic plague and maybe AIDS?  A tasty meal for a cute little furry kittycat with fleas, that the cute little girl just petted and then sucked her thumb.

There will not be an eradication of plague.  While we have antibiotics to help plague victims, and antivirals for influenza -viruses and bacteria mutate as seen by the Novel H1N1 Swine Influenza.  No cure for that either.

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