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black death. quarantine
« on: July 22, 2014, 07:04:27 PM »
Chinese city sealed off after bubonic plague death      <blockquote>               Posted for fair use and discussion.

Chinese city sealed off after bubonic plague death
30,000 residents of Yumen are not being allowed to leave and 151 people have been placed in quarantine after man's death

    Agence France-Presse in Beijing, Tuesday 22 July 2014 07.59 EDT   

Bubonic plague bacteria
Bubonic plague bacteria. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

A Chinese city has been sealed off and 151 people have been placed in quarantine since last week after a man died of bubonic plague, state media said.

The 30,000 residents of Yumen, in the north-western province of Gansu, are not being allowed to leave, and police at roadblocks on the perimeter of the city are telling motorists to find alternative routes, China Central Television (CCTV) said.

A 38-year-old man died last Wednesday, the report said, after he had been in contact with a dead marmot, a small furry animal related to the squirrel. No further plague cases have been reported.

CCTV said officials were not allowing anyone to leave. The China Daily newspaper said four quarantine sectors had been set up in the city.

"The city has enough rice, flour and oil to supply all its residents for up to one month," CCTV added. "Local residents and those in quarantine are all in stable condition." No further cases have been reported.

Bubonic plague is a bacterial infection best known for the Black Death, a virulent epidemic that killed tens of millions of people in 14th-century Europe. Primarily an animal illness, it is extremely rare in humans.

The US Centres for Disease Control (CDC) says modern antibiotics are effective in treating plague, but that without prompt treatment the disease can cause serious illness or death.</blockquote>
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Re: black death. quarantine
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2014, 09:42:05 PM »
Even worse is that there have been FOUR cases of the plague in Colorado.

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Re: black death. quarantine
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2014, 10:26:08 PM »
There is always the plague out there and has been for hundreds of years. There are a few cases a year but it has never been more than that. The one in China is a different story though.

Meant to say...out there in that area, Colorado and the bad lands.
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Re: black death. quarantine
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2014, 11:41:59 PM »
Also it can be used as a great "reason" to quarantine a city or area. Even the name strikes fear in many peoples heart so there are few that would dare question it.
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