Fleas Found to Carry the Plague in at Least 2 Arizona Counties

August 13th, 2017

Really?

In other news:

Imagine the coincidence…

A plague expert, with links to the DoD bioweapons milieu, is involved with a weird murder along with a foreign national, who happens to be from the same country where this happened several years ago:

Britain: Scientists Reconstruct Black Death Plague with Genetic Material Taken from Ancient Corpses Buried Under Royal Mint

Scientists Sequence Black Death Bacteria DNA

Via: CNBC:

Fleas have been found to carry the plague in at least two Arizona counties, a publication reported.

Fleas carrying the disease were detected most recently in Navajo county, according to a report by ABC News. The first case was first reported a week ago when officials in Coconino County found infected fleas on local prairie dogs.

Navajo county warned residents to be careful while hiking or in areas where there may be dead animals or fleas present, ABC said.

“Navajo County Health Department is urging the public to take precautions to reduce their risk of exposure to this serious disease, which can be present in fleas, rodents, rabbits and predators that feed upon these animals,” the Navajo County Health Department said, according to ABCNews. “The disease can be transmitted to humans and other animals by the bite of an infected flea or by direct contact with an infected animal.”

5 Responses to “Fleas Found to Carry the Plague in at Least 2 Arizona Counties”

  1. Miraculix Says:

    Here on a hilltop along the perimeter of our small village in the border country of rural western Germany, near the junction with Belgium and Luxembourg, stands what’s called a “Pestkreuz”. Those familiar with the plague’s proper Latin name (Y. pestis) will recognize its significance. In a nutshell, when the plague tore through the village’s original site a few centuries ago, it was burned to the ground and relocated downslope a kilometer or so to the ridgeline we call home today. Pestkreuz such as this can be found all over western Europe. Which town will be first to burn stateside…?

  2. Dennis Says:

    Plague Ecology in the US:

    https://www.cdc.gov/plague/resources/PlagueEcologyUS.pdf

  3. tal Says:

    There’s been plague in the American southwest for 100 years or more. It’s easily treatable with antibiotics.

    Plague, in humans, doesn’t pop up a lot. Generally there are between one and seventeen cases per year in the United States, and only about a thousand in total since 1900.
    http://io9.gizmodo.com/5978781.....nic-plague

  4. Dennis Says:

    Another delight in what could be described as the lower 20 is the conenose or sssassin Bug, aka Triatoma. Not as dangerous as the those in South America, but they still carry Chagas.

  5. Dennis Says:

    *assassin

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