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Man develops bubonic plague from stray cat

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by OctoberRust, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. OctoberRust

    OctoberRust Anti-Federalist

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  3. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    Was it preparing his dinner?? Why didn't his wife find some excuse to extricate themselves from said plague area.

    Did the cat wipe it's butt and then forget to wash it's face???

    (Sorry - great tie-in to the "gross kitchen" thread.)
     
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    Santa Fe County is the epicenter of the plague in North America, not so much in the city, but out in the country. Nobody out here would EVER get anywhere near a stray cat. much less let it in the house and try to take something from it's mouth.

    But, from what I can ascertain, the last plague case in Oregon was 17 years ago. Very curious. But, I guess Oregon people aren't aware of the possibility of the plague like we are.

    The pictures of his gangrenous hands made me very sad. But, it looks like he is going to live. That is very rare with septicemic plague.

    jtull7, the "member here that has had it as well."
     
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    How's the cat?

    Seriously, this is naturally occurring in the environment just like Anthrax is in the soil, just not weaponized to infect people, however you will see subcutaneous Anthrax in people who work in the agriculture industry from time to time.
     
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    I remember reading about your trials, sir.

    Dr. Primas is the house physician at my place of employment.

    Thanks for your input in this thread and for sharing your story with all of us.

    Yours is a remarkable tale of perserverance and bravery.
     
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    Wow! That's freakin creepy!! I had no idea that was still around.