A Case of Plague Has Emerged in the United States



Fleas carry bacteria that cause the plague, which can be treated with antibiotics.

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A child in Elmore County, Idaho, has been diagnosed with the plague, according to a statement by Central District Health in Idaho.

This plague case, like others that appear rarely but with some regularity, is the same disease that was responsible for the medieval “Black Death.” Plague continues to be a serious and potentially fatal bacterial illness. But fortunately, if it’s caught early enough, it can be treated with antibiotics.

The Idaho child is recovering after receiving treatment, according to the health department. Officials aren’t sure whether the child was exposed to the disease in Idaho or on a recent trip to Oregon.

There are a few plague cases every year in the US, mostly in the rural West and especially the Southwest. The Idaho Central District Health’s statement said that since 1990, there have been two cases in Idaho and eight in Oregon. However, according to the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, there was a plague outbreak south of Boise from 2015 through 2016 that affected animals.

Over the past few years, a few cases of plague have been recorded annually in New Mexico as well.

How plague spreads
Plague is spread by fleas that carry the Yersinia pestis bacteria, which can cause the three forms of plague: bubonic, septicemic, and pneumonic. Flea bites spread bubonic or septicemic plague, which both cause fever and weakness. Bubonic plague results in painfully swollen lymph nodes, while septicemic plague happens when the infection gets in the blood and causes skin and tissue to turn black and die. It can appear on its own or develop from bubonic plague.

Untreated, patients can develop pneumonic plague, the most serious form of the disease, which spreads from person to person when infected people cough tiny droplets into the air.

Most of the time, people are exposed to plague when they or their pets go near wild or dead animals carrying fleas that are hosts to Yersinia pestis bacteria.

“People can decrease their risk
by treating their pets for fleas and avoiding contact with wildlife,” Sarah Correll, an epidemiologist with
Central District Health Department, said in the statement about the infected child.

Still, the US only gets a handful of cases — usually between one and 17 every year. When a case does crop up in the US, disease detectives try to find every person an infected individual came into contact with.

Plague makes it even more important to keep illegal aliens out of the United States. If one of them contracts the disease then their lifestyles make it much harder to find other people they have come into contact with.

Plague is a bigger problem in places that have a harder time shutting down outbreaks due to a lack of infrastructure, humanitarian crises, or ongoing conflicts, according to the World Health Organization. Those outbreaks, like a recent severe one in Madagascar, can become more dangerous.

It looks like plague is another good reason to keep Africans out of the United States. The risk may be low, but it’s nonzero, so why bother to admit Africans.

Why plague persists
In wild rodent populations that harbor the bacteria, plague can thrive for a long time before humans come into contact with it.

Ken Gage, a researcher focused on vector-borne disease at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told NPR in 2014 that there are a number of rodents in the American West that are susceptible to plague. That list includes rats, voles, and ground squirrels, all of which can be found in Idaho. In rural areas with semi-arid forests and grasslands, these animals spread the disease amongst themselves.

“What we see in the West here is the fleas will crawl up to the entrance of the burrow and wait for a host to come by,” Gage told NPR. “If they get on another rodent that they can live on, then they’ve been successful. But they can also jump on humans, or on dogs, or coyotes, or cats, which aren’t the right hosts, but unfortunately those animals can be bitten by the fleas and get plague.”

In the 1400s, approximately 50 million people died of the Black Death. Plague is still one of the scarier infectious diseases out there, with a mortality rate between 30% and 60% if untreated. But fortunately, antibiotics make it possible to treat most cases now. Between 2010 and 2015, there were around 584 plague deaths around the world.

2 thoughts on “A Case of Plague Has Emerged in the United States

  1. Alot of bed bugs left in motels and hotels also by Mexicans and Mystery Meats..But the worse plague is the Whigger GOLEM CYBORG HIVE MIND VIRUS of ZOG which is similar to SKITZO being highly contagious and also ;like WITIKI…Most Whites of world now have this Virus..They are fanatic defenders of ZOG and Kikes…This virus goes beyond Spangler and Yockeys Organic Life Cycle of Civiliaztions..this Virus is Biologoical but super super advanced Virus…This is proven.. easily..go up to any White and start talking how you love White Aryan Race and who the Kikes..are…watch their reactions…Most Rh Positives and mixed Rh negs have this Virus..only ones immune are pure Nordic Rh Negatives who retain Race consciousness and race instincts..Yes they do brain wash us in schools with TV and movies and music etc. and other things…but the virus Whigger Golem is the main reason so many whites are screwed up to today and hate their own race..This Virus is a DNA MIND CONTROL VIRUS and its all over the place now…God help us..

  2. Note the map; hmmm…looks like places where [[[they]]]have been letting in or planting thirdworlders a lot here recently. Idaho? Yep, they dropped a bunch of somalians in there a couple of years ago…

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