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China’s Plague-Affected Town Gets Handbooks to Stem Outbreak

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By Jason Gale

Aug. 5 (Bloomberg) -- Chinese officials trying to stop pneumonic plague spreading in northwestern Qinghai province have distributed more than 40,000 handbooks and other material to educate residents and prevent panic.

Authorities also quarantined a 3,500-square-kilometer (1,350-square-mile) area to contain the pneumonia-causing disease in the remote town of Ziketan, the provincial health department said in a statement today. Three people have died of the disease in the past week, one is in serious condition, one is recovering and seven others are stable, the department said.

Pneumonic plague, the most serious of three forms of the disease caused by Yersinia pestis bacteria, infects the lungs and can spread through coughing and sneezing. While improved hygiene has reduced its occurrence in China in the past decade, the germ has persisted in some areas including Qinghai, said P.L. Ho, associate professor of microbiology at Hong Kong University.

“The exact mode of transmission and why small clusters have occurred in recent years is still under investigation,†Ho, who has studied bacteria for 20 years, said in a telephone interview.

While plague can be fatal in all untreated cases, early diagnosis and treatment with generic antibiotics such as streptomycin and tetracycline cuts patients’ mortality rate to less than 15 percent, the World Health Organization said. The Geneva-based agency said it’s monitoring the situation.

Lives Are ‘Normal’

The Qinghai health department reiterated that the plague- affected area, situated northeast of Tibet, is adequately supplied with medicines and daily necessities and people’s lives are “normal.†Authorities also ordered the area to be fumigated and for all animal carcasses to be burned to prevent the spread of the disease, it said.

Residents of the farming town say people have been seeking to flee, mostly by foot, in defiance of a lockdown by authorities, the Associated Press reported yesterday.

Anyone who has visited Ziketan and the surrounding areas after July 15 and has developed a fever or a cough should seek treatment at a hospital, the health department said.

Ziketan, which has a population of about 10,000, is 144 kilometers southwest of the Qinghai provincial capital of Xining, which in turn is about a 2 1/2-hour flight west of Beijing.

Pneumonic plague is caused by the same bacterium that cause bubonic plague -- the Black Death that killed an estimated 25 million people in Europe during the Middle Ages. In the mid- 1800s, plague killed 12 million people in China.

Yersinia pestis bacteria are found mainly in rodents, particularly rats, and in the fleas that feed on them.

“In many parts of the world, the infection is still endemic and occurs sporadically where resources and systematic treatment is limited,†Ho said. “Attention is required because of international travel and the possibility of travelers visiting remote villages and being exposed.â€

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The bubonic outbreak in the mid-14th century wiped out about a third of the population of Europe.

But don't worry - I'm sure Tamiflu will see it off.

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Yawn.

This kills far too quickly to effectively spread much.

It is also treatable with bog standard antibiotics.

http://healthmap.org/en

Take a look at health alerts for the last 30 days, somewhere in the world someone has died of just about every nasty plague and pestilence known to man.

Outbreaks like this have been happening every day of your entire life and haven't killed you yet...

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Yawn.

This kills far too quickly to effectively spread much.

It is also treatable with bog standard antibiotics.

http://healthmap.org/en

Take a look at health alerts for the last 30 days, somewhere in the world someone has died of just about every nasty plague and pestilence known to man.

Outbreaks like this have been happening every day of your entire life and haven't killed you yet...

doesnt stop doomberg reporting on the killed and the doomed

China’s Plague-Affected Town Gets Handbooks to Stem Outbreak Aug ... ... in China. Yersinia pestis bacteria are found mainly in rodents, particularly

rats, and in the fleas that feed on them. “In many ...

- 2009-08-05 Plague Death Toll Reaches 3 in Northwestern China (Update2) Aug. 4 ... ... Middle Ages. Yersinia pestis bacteria are found mainly in rodents, particularly

rats, and in the fleas that feed on them. In almost ...

- 2009-08-04

Plague Kills 2 Men in Remote China; Town Quarantined (Update3) Aug ... ... Middle Ages. Yersinia pestis bacteria are found mainly in rodents, particularly

rats, and in the fleas that feed on them. In almost ...

- 2009-08-03

China Plague Outbreak Unlikely to Cause Mass Deaths, WHO Says Aug. ... ... Plague is caused by the Yersinia pestis bacteria, found mainly in rodents,

particularly rats, and in the fleas that feed on them. ...

- 2009-08-03

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doesnt stop doomberg reporting on the killed and the doomed

China’s Plague-Affected Town Gets Handbooks to Stem Outbreak Aug ... ... in China. Yersinia pestis bacteria are found mainly in rodents, particularly

rats, and in the fleas that feed on them. “In many ...

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They are so gloomy eh?

see thread

http://www.housepricecrash.co.uk/forum/ind...21701&st=15

How will the Pneumonic Plague Pandemic play out Aug 2009 onwards ?

1. First Case recorded, China

2. First 3 Deaths recorded, China

3. Plague begins to infect numerous Chinese

4. Many Chinese begin to die

5. First Cases are recorded outside China in neighbouring country

6. WHO Makes Global Announcement of Possible Pandemic

7. First Cases are recorded outside China in the 'West'

8. WHO Raises Pandemic Alert Level to 4 on a 6 point scale

9. Plague starts to infect numerous individuals in countries near China

10. Many Death outside China

11. WHO Raises Pandemic Alert Level to 5

12. Restriction put on movement of citizens in US and Europe regards going overseas

13. First Cases recorded in Europe and US

14. WHO raises Pandemic to Alert Level 6 (Maximum)

15. Schools & Busineses close - countries begin to shutdown

16. Multiple deaths around the world (50% Mortality)

17. Mutations occurs as Plague spreads

18. Global Devastation 90% infected 70% Mortality

Stage 1-4 (Aug), Stage 5-8 (Sept), Stage 9-12 (Nov), Stage 13-15 (Dec), Final Stages (2010)

Not much time left (when will the first Non-Chinese DIE?) - PROTECT YOURSELVES (Red Cross on your door)

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They are so gloomy eh?

see thread

http://www.housepricecrash.co.uk/forum/ind...21701&st=15

How will the Pneumonic Plague Pandemic play out Aug 2009 onwards ?

1. First Case recorded, China

2. First 3 Deaths recorded, China

3. Plague begins to infect numerous Chinese

4. Many Chinese begin to die

5. First Cases are recorded outside China in neighbouring country

6. WHO Makes Global Announcement of Possible Pandemic

7. First Cases are recorded outside China in the 'West'

8. WHO Raises Pandemic Alert Level to 4 on a 6 point scale

9. Plague starts to infect numerous individuals in countries near China

10. Many Death outside China

11. WHO Raises Pandemic Alert Level to 5

12. Restriction put on movement of citizens in US and Europe regards going overseas

13. First Cases recorded in Europe and US

14. WHO raises Pandemic to Alert Level 6 (Maximum)

15. Schools & Busineses close - countries begin to shutdown

16. Multiple deaths around the world (50% Mortality)

17. Mutations occurs as Plague spreads

18. Global Devastation 90% infected 70% Mortality

Stage 1-4 (Aug), Stage 5-8 (Sept), Stage 9-12 (Nov), Stage 13-15 (Dec), Final Stages (2010)

Not much time left (when will the first Non-Chinese DIE?) - PROTECT YOURSELVES (Red Cross on your door)

Muwahahahahahaaaaaaaa....all going according to my plans....Sibley will Dieeeeeaaaahahahahahhhaaaaaa

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Amazing- assuming because of the contents of this thread and the other couple on this subject over the last few days, we now have footer adverts for "respiratory disease" and "asbestosis compensation."

If we start a few threads like Matchstick Fish swims up Gordon Brown's knob"

or "Small furry animal called Sibley gets squashed by footcrushing fetish woman on Youtube"

Maybe we can make it happen in real life?

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I spent a couple of months in a remote valley in Tajikistan where good old fashioned black-death plague was still popular. Had quite a few flea bites but (obviously) survived. WHO were in the area and it appeared that the solution was to throw antibios at it.

The many MANY compulsory vodka binges at mealtimes (including breakfast) may have contributed to my immunity.

Conclusion: none, other than this appears to be typical media scaremongering

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This would be a good plan to get rid of NuLabour. Kill everyone else as cover, including all those VI's, BTL'ers and MEW'ers. Job done.

We need at least three black death threads a week now.

(Anyone know what the symptoms are?) :unsure:

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This would be a good plan to get rid of NuLabour. Kill everyone else as cover, including all those VI's, BTL'ers and MEW'ers. Job done.

We need at least three black death threads a week now.

(Anyone know what the symptoms are?) :unsure:

obviously you turn black and die.

clearly Michael Jackson DIDNT get it.

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obviously you turn black and die.

clearly Michael Jackson DIDNT get it.

:lol:

(The doctor said he would Beat It but Jackson was still in a Bad way. He's History now though.)

(coat)

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They are so gloomy eh?

see thread

http://www.housepricecrash.co.uk/forum/ind...21701&st=15

How will the Pneumonic Plague Pandemic play out Aug 2009 onwards ?

(list)

That's the same list as yours on the flu thread, with the word plague instead of flu?

So...50-70% of the world dead from flu, and 50-70% dead from plague. That's more deflationary than hyper isn't it? ;)

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