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Parts of Chinese city sealed for bubonic plague

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Will China blame Japan for this as well?

Okay, seriously it's the 21st century and this Bubonic plague is still running loose out there or is this one of those "tests" that got away on "them". Oh yeah, this subject is old so I needed to do the "air quotes". ;)

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That's actually rather frightening

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Okay, seriously it's the 21st century and this Bubonic plague is still running loose out there or is this one of those "tests" that got away on "them".

As it has never been eradicated like smallpox, it still exists in the wild. It is found in squirrels and other rodents in western states of the US, and over 50 people were infected between 2000 and 2010. The CDC says there are about 7 cases per year in the US.

http://www.cdc.gov/plague/faq/

Here's a guy who got it from his moggy.

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/jan/31/i-caught-plague-from-my-cat

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Will the rats and the fleas they are carrying obey the roadblocks?

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Bubonic plague still exists?

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"Will China blame Japan for this as well?"

I don't want to stir things up, but it wouldn't be too difficult to make a case. According to Wikipedia, "in 1940, the Imperial Japanese Army Air Service bombed Ningbo with fleas carrying the bubonic plague."

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albaleoJul. 24, 2014 - 01:32AM JST "Will China blame Japan for this as well?" I don't want to stir things up, but it wouldn't be too difficult to make a case. According to Wikipedia, "in 1940, the >Imperial Japanese Army Air Service bombed Ningbo with fleas carrying the bubonic plague."

Usually fleas (lifespan 1-1.5 years) don't wait 70 years to start spreading something. Besides that, Ningbo Province and Gansu province are over 1000 miles apart.

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Investigators believe the man contracted the bacterial infection after contact with a marmot

I don't even want to know...

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Life span of fleas have nothing to do with it. But the Bubonic Plague been around and a long time and still pops up from time to time. Some people have a genetic immunity. Since the plague is spread by fleas, it doesn't have to be rats, it can be your cat.

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