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Offline pr126 (OP)

Plague infects 1,300 people in Madagascar
« on: November 02, 2017, 12:32:59 AM »
Africa braced for epidemic of deadly airborne PLAGUE after it infects 1,300 people in Madagascar and map reveals the nine countries officials fear it will spread to next
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Health chiefs are desperately trying to contain a deadly outbreak of airborne plague in Africa that has prompted warnings in nine countries.

More than 1,300 cases have now been reported in Madagascar, health chiefs have revealed, as nearby nations have been placed on high alert.

Two thirds of those are suspected to be pneumonic - described as the 'deadliest and most rapid form of plague', World Health Organization figures show.

The deadly disease is caused by the same bacteria that wiped out at least 50 million people in Europe in the 1300s.

However, the lethal form currently spreading is different to the bubonic strain which was behind history's Black Death. Pneumonic can spread through coughing and can kill within 24 hours.

The outbreak is moving quickly, with several British holiday hotspots now deemed at risk of the epidemic spreading, including Seychelles, South Africa and La Reunion.

Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Comoros and Mauritius are the six other countries to have received the heightened alert.

It has been reported as many as 50 aid workers are believed to have been among the people infected.

The African branch of the WHO states 93 people have lost their lives to the disease so far, lower than the 124 noted in official UN figures.

A WHO official said: 'The risk of the disease spreading is high at national level… because it is present in several towns and this is just the start of the outbreak.'

However, amid widespread fears it could reach Europe and wreak havoc, the WHO has stressed the overall global risk is considered to be 'low'.
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Offline SGOS

Re: Plague infects 1,300 people in Madagascar
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2017, 08:35:21 AM »
I don't get it.  After that warning, part of which is furnished by WHO, WHO says the risk is low?

Offline Baruch

Re: Plague infects 1,300 people in Madagascar
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2017, 08:53:18 PM »
I don't get it.  After that warning, part of which is furnished by WHO, WHO says the risk is low?

WHO and other NGO are ... political.  Everything they say is a lie.
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Online AllPurposeAtheist

Re: Plague infects 1,300 people in Madagascar
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2017, 10:03:34 AM »
Alert level 2.. Practice enhanced precautions.
Practice them only. Don't use professional precautions unless you are actually dying. If the real game comes to your neighborhood keep practicing in an enhanced method.
There goes my planned trip to Madagascar. I'm not very good at practicing anyway.
The plague has been active in Madagascar for some time. 
Funny they (the CDC) would tell us to avoid getting bitten by fleas. I typically avoid getting bitten by, well...pretty much everything.
Can we please ship trump to Madagascar soon?
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Offline Baruch

Re: Plague infects 1,300 people in Madagascar
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2017, 01:06:48 PM »
Alert level 2.. Practice enhanced precautions.
Practice them only. Don't use professional precautions unless you are actually dying. If the real game comes to your neighborhood keep practicing in an enhanced method.
There goes my planned trip to Madagascar. I'm not very good at practicing anyway.
The plague has been active in Madagascar for some time. 
Funny they (the CDC) would tell us to avoid getting bitten by fleas. I typically avoid getting bitten by, well...pretty much everything.
Can we please ship trump to Madagascar soon?

Don't kiss any lemurs ... not even King Julian ...
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Offline Cavebear

Re: Plague infects 1,300 people in Madagascar
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2017, 01:42:22 AM »
When it shows up on the front page of The Washington Post newspaper, I will take it seriously. 

I'm not kidding.  There are SO MANY problems it is hard to know which are worst.  I can't do anything about 50 problems.  Tell me the worst 5 and I'll try.
Atheist born, atheist bred.  And when I die, atheist dead!  b 1950

Offline Munch

Re: Plague infects 1,300 people in Madagascar
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2017, 06:48:40 AM »
Don't kiss any lemurs ... not even King Julian ...


I really hate those movies..

Offline Baruch

Re: Plague infects 1,300 people in Madagascar
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2017, 10:47:13 AM »
When it shows up on the front page of The Washington Post newspaper, I will take it seriously. 

I'm not kidding.  There are SO MANY problems it is hard to know which are worst.  I can't do anything about 50 problems.  Tell me the worst 5 and I'll try.

So you are ... a tool ... for Jeff Bezos ;-(  Might as well wear a pussy hat.
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Offline Baruch

Re: Plague infects 1,300 people in Madagascar
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2017, 10:50:21 AM »
I really hate those movies..

Did you like Bruno?

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Offline Cavebear

Re: Plague infects 1,300 people in Madagascar
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2017, 05:37:33 AM »
So you are ... a tool ... for Jeff Bezos ;-(  Might as well wear a pussy hat.

Bezos isn't The Washington Post.  It actually reports real news.  Yes I know, that is shocking in this day and age, but what can you do?  They are old fashioned.  Facts and editorials separate.  And the editorials include George Will and other conservative columnists.
Atheist born, atheist bred.  And when I die, atheist dead!  b 1950

Offline Baruch

Re: Plague infects 1,300 people in Madagascar
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2017, 07:15:38 AM »
Bezos isn't The Washington Post.  It actually reports real news.  Yes I know, that is shocking in this day and age, but what can you do?  They are old fashioned.  Facts and editorials separate.  And the editorials include George Will and other conservative columnists.

Tools of the CIA, like Carl Bernstein?  Deep Fur much?
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Offline Cavebear

Re: Plague infects 1,300 people in Madagascar
« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2017, 08:12:02 AM »
Tools of the CIA, like Carl Bernstein?  Deep Fur much?

C'mon man, even for YOU, that hardly even makes any sense...
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Offline Baruch

Re: Plague infects 1,300 people in Madagascar
« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2017, 08:04:38 PM »
C'mon man, even for YOU, that hardly even makes any sense...

Washington Post .. paper of traitors.  And I don't even like Nixon.
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Offline Mermaid

Re: Plague infects 1,300 people in Madagascar
« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2017, 08:41:58 PM »
Damn. But we've had plague in our country for the duration. The airborne factor makes this a lot scarier, if it's any different than what we have.
We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch - we are going back from whence we came.

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Offline Baruch

Re: Plague infects 1,300 people in Madagascar
« Reply #14 on: November 07, 2017, 08:43:49 PM »
Damn. But we've had plague in our country for the duration. The airborne factor makes this a lot scarier, if it's any different than what we have.

Which kind?  The bubonic passes by flea bite.
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