Author Topic: Plague infects 1,300 people in Madagascar  (Read 208 times)

Offline Mermaid

Re: Plague infects 1,300 people in Madagascar
« Reply #15 on: November 08, 2017, 02:55:53 PM »
Bubonic plague is usually transmitted by a bite but CAN be transmitted, rarely, but possibly, by direct contact with fluids containing the pathogen.
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Offline Baruch

Re: Plague infects 1,300 people in Madagascar
« Reply #16 on: November 08, 2017, 07:29:02 PM »
Bubonic plague is usually transmitted by a bite but CAN be transmitted, rarely, but possibly, by direct contact with fluids containing the pathogen.

Sounds like an opportunity for primitive inoculation.  Kiss a plague rat, and if that doesn't kill you, you are good to go.
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Offline Cavebear

Re: Plague infects 1,300 people in Madagascar
« Reply #17 on: November 11, 2017, 05:07:05 AM »
Which kind?  The bubonic passes by flea bite.

And Europe sort of brought the plague on itself.  Killing the cats who would have controlled the rat population that supported the fleas that carried the plague thinking the cats were the "familiars" of the witches the burned and hanged for knowing plant-lore...
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