BUBONIC PLAGUE * black death
PLAGUE found in U.S.A.
June 14, 2012 Middle Ages scourge of Black Death popping up in affluent regions of U.S.
This deadly disease is spreading in New Mexico, even in wealthier communities.
Living within or close to the natural environments that support plague is a risk factor for human plague. DUH!
Plague is caused by a fast-moving bacteria, known as Yersinia pestis, that is spread through flea bites (bubonic plague) or through the air (pneumonic plague).
June 8 an Oregon man in his 50s was hospitalized with what experts suspect is plague.
He got sick a few days after being bitten as he tried to get a mouse away from a stray cat.
The cat died days later, and the man remains in critical condition.
About 11 cases of plague a year have occurred in the United States since 1976, with most in New Mexico.
Plague has also been reported in a few other states. Some cases occurred in more upper-class neighborhoods.
In the 1980s, most cases occurred where housing conditions were poor, but more recently cases have been reported in affluent areas of Santa Fe and Albuquerque, the investigators found.
The shift from poorer to more affluent regions is a surprise, and suggests that homeowners in these newly developed areas should be educated about the risks of plague.
Bubonic plague starts with painful swellings (buboes) of the lymph nodes, which appear in the armpits, legs, neck or groin.
Buboes are at first a red color, then they turn a dark purple color, or black. Pneumonic plague starts by infecting the lungs.
Other symptoms include a very high fever, delirium, vomiting, muscle pains, bleeding in the lungs and disorientation.
In the 14th century, a plague called the Black Death killed an estimated 30 percent to 60 percent of the European population.
Victims died quickly, within days after being infected.
Forms of hemorrhagic pneumonic plague were found in Ukraine a couple years ago. It was an unusual, odd virus, speculated to be bio lab created - intentionally to kill many.
I believe this is a lab created virus combination of several old
We will need to WATCH this to see what it is. I am just posting CLUES.
2009 Plague in Ukraine
There was evidence it was a biolab virus.
A form of genocide? Depopulation? Agenda 21
Heres a link I googled, didnt read
CALIPORNIA PALOMAR MOUNTAIN: Plague-infected ground squirrel found
May 03, 2012 A ground squirrel found in the Cedar Grove Campground on Palomar Mountain has tested positive for plague, San Diego County health officials announced.
Officials found the infected animal during routine monitoring, county environmental health officials said. Humans can catch the often-fatal disease if they are bitten by infected fleas.
On Wednesday there were no reports of humans catching plague in San Diego County, officials said.
Officials said it's not unusual to find plague in local mountains during the summer. People should look for warning signs posted in areas where plague has been found.
People visiting the wilderness in mountain should avoid contact with wild animals, especially if they're sick or dead, avoid camping by animal burrows, and treat pets for fleas or leave them at home.
Anyone who has a sudden fever, chills, or tender, swollen lymph nodes within a week of visiting a known plague area should see a doctor immediately, officials advised.
The plague is easily treated with TETRACYCLINE
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Child gets PLAGUE from fleas on dead squirrel
September, 2012 State's first recorded case of bubonic plague in 6 years
Sierra Jane Downing infected in Pagosa Springs, Colorado, a week ago
- Black Death killed 25 million as it swept through Europe in 14th century
- Girl recovering well and out of ICU
The parents of the seven-year-old who was diagnosed with bubonic plague revealed they thought she had the flu when she fell sick days after camping in southwest Colorado.
An emergency room doctor who saw Sierra Jane Downing for a seizure and 107-degree fever wasn't sure what was wrong either.
She was then flown to Denver, where a pediatric doctor at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children got the first inkling that she had bubonic plague.
Antibiotic apocalypse, gonorrhea, pestilences, superbugs
Pestilence Watch * includes EBOLA
Global Swine Flu Bio-Weapon Released
LAB VIRUS, BIO WEAPON - loosed by US govt!
UN AGENDA 21 * Depopulation, kill off humans to save animals
Biological Agents released into Boston Subway
Aug 28, 2012 Government history of dangerous biological testing on the American public.
The Department of Homeland Security will begin releasing a dead bacteria into the Boston subway tomorrow in an operation it says will test sensors designed to detect biological agents that could be released as part of a terrorist attack.
Little is known about what exactly the bacteria consists of, and the DHS has not been very forthcoming with information, saying only that it is a “non-infectious” material that has been “approved as a food supplement”.
Global Swine Flu Bio-Weapon Released
Plague-infected squirrel closes California campgrounds
In rare cases infectious disease can be fatal to humans
A squirrel infected with plague bacteria has prompted the shutdown of several campgrounds in California's Angeles National Forest.
Los Angeles County public health department officials confirmed Wednesday that a trapped ground squirrel tested positive for plague and closed four campgrounds as a precaution.
"Plague is a bacterial infection that can be transmitted to humans through the bites of infected fleas, which is why we close affected campgrounds and recreational areas as a precaution while preventive measures are taken to control the flea population," said public health officer Dr. Jonathan E. Fielding.
Fielding added that the disease poses little threat to humans now, being very rare and easily treatable, a far cry from outbreaks like the Black Death, which killed between 75 and 200 million people in Europe in the 14th century.
"It is important for the public to know that there have only been four cases of human plague in Los Angeles County residents since 1984, none of which were fatal," he said.
This marks the fifth plague-positive squirrel found in the region since 1995.
Officials said the campgrounds will remain closed for at least seven days while they dust for fleas and conduct more tests.
Canada has not had a reported case of plague since 1939.
Bubonic Plague Hits New Mexico Dogs
23 Jun 2013 KOAT: Dog owners are on alert for wild animals carrying fleas, as several cases of bubonic plague- yes, the black death-
have appeared in East Mountains canine communities in New Mexico.
Plague Rare in USA Surfacing in More Affluent Areas
June 13, 2012 (HealthDay News) - Although the plague is typically considered a remnant of the Middle Ages, when unsanitary conditions and rodent infestations prevailed amid the squalor of poverty, this rare but deadly disease appears to be spreading through wealthier communities in New Mexico, researchers report.
Why the plague is popping up in affluent neighborhoods isn't completely clear, the experts added.
"Where human plague cases occur is linked to where people live and how people interact with their environment," noted lead researcher Anna Schotthoefer, from the Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation in Wisconsin. "These factors may change over time, necessitating periodic reassessments of the factors that put people at risk."
This latest study confirms previous reports that living within or close to the natural environments that support plague is a risk factor for human plague, Schotthoefer said.
Plague is caused by a fast-moving bacteria, known as Yersinia pestis, that is spread through flea bites (bubonic plague) or through the air (pneumonic plague).
December 2013 COMBINING, pulling items off other threads.
MADAGASCAR (Africa) Bubonic plague
December 11, 2013 – A village in Madagascar has been hit by a deadly outbreak of the bubonic plague, medical experts on the island have confirmed. Tests were carried out after at least 20 people in the village, near the north-western town of Mandritsara, were reported to have died last week. The International Committee of the Red Cross warned in October that Madagascar was at risk of a plague epidemic. The disease is transmitted to humans via fleas, usually from rats. Bubonic plague, known as the Black Death when it killed an estimated 25 million people in Europe during the Middle Ages, is now rare. Last year, Madagascar had 60 deaths from the plague, the world’s highest recorded number. The Pasteur Institute of Madagascar confirmed on Tuesday that tests taken from bodies in the village last week showed that they had died of the bubonic plague. The BBC’s Tim Healy in the capital, Antananarivo, says health officials have now gone to the remote area to investigate. Prisoners on the island are usually most affected by the plague, which is spread because of unhygienic conditions, he says. The prevalence of rats in Madagascar’s prisons means the plague can spread easily. The Pasteur Institute said there were concerns that the disease could spread to towns and cities where living standards have declined since a coup in 2009 and the ensuing political crisis. On 20 December a second round is being held of presidential elections aimed at ending the political deadlock. –BBC
Scientists link two plagues of the past — and warn of future outbreaks
January 30, 2014 – Scientists say two of the deadliest pandemics in history were caused by strains of the same plague and warn that new versions of the bacteria could spark future outbreaks. Researchers found tiny bits of DNA in the teeth of two German victims killed by the Plague of Justinian about 1,500 years ago. With those fragments, they reconstructed the genome of the oldest bacteria known. They concluded the Plague of Justinian was caused by a strain of Yersinia pestis, the same pathogen responsible for the Black Death that struck medieval Europe. The study was published online in the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases. The two plagues packed quite a punch. The Plague of Justinian is thought to have wiped out half the globe as it spread across Asia, North Africa, the Middle East and Europe. The Black Death killed about 50 million Europeans in just four years during the 14th century. “What this shows is that the plague jumped into humans on several different occasions and has gone on a rampage,” said Tom Gilbert, a professor at the Natural History Museum of Denmark who wrote an accompanying commentary. “That shows the jump is not that difficult to make and wasn’t a wild fluke.” The plague is usually spread to humans by rodents whose fleas carry the bacteria. “Humans are infringing on rodents’ territory, so it’s only a matter of time before we get more exposure to them,” Gilbert said.
Will antibiotics save us? Still, he and other experts doubted a modern plague epidemic would be as devastating. “Plague is something that will continue to happen, but modern-day antibiotics should be able to stop it,” said Hendrik Poinar, director of the Ancient DNA Center at McMaster University in Canada, who led the new research. He said about 200 rodent species carry the plague and could potentially infect other animals or humans. Poinar warned that if the plague transforms into an airborne version — which can happen if the bacteria reaches the lungs and its droplets are spread by coughing — it would be much harder to snuff out. That type of plague can kill people within 24 hours of being infected. Poinar said scientists need to sharpen their surveillance of plague in rodent populations to try averting future human infections. “If we happen to see a massive die-off of rodents somewhere with (the plague), then it would become alarming,” he said. There are several thousand human cases of plague every year, most often in central and Eastern Europe, Africa, Asia and parts of the Americas. –NBC
If you watch news footage of disasters in the third world you see people who know what to do. This is a sad time. The people are sad. They weep and wail and mourn. And this is entirely appropriate.
But watch news footage of disasters in the west and what do you see?
Not weeping and mourning. There’s one dominant emotion on display.
How could this happen? How could this happen here? How could this happen to us?
We feel entitled to good health, financial security, national security, job security – any and every kind of safety. And when these rights are threatened or removed we are completely de-stabilized.
The original plagues of biblical proportions were meant to humble a sinful people. To bring them to a godly grief – a repentant frame of mind. But they ended up hardening a proud people who careered towards further destruction.
The purpose of the plagues was two-fold – to reveal the LORD and to humble Pharaoh.
First – to reveal the LORD
The LORD’s repeated phrase as calamity rains down is:
and ye shall know that I am the LORD your God
Through the plagues, the LORD’s Name will be made known to the Israelites (Exodus 6:7), to Pharaoh (Exodus 7:17), to all the earth (Exodus 9:16), and to the generations to come (Exodus 10:2).
You might ask, “What kind of God is known through plagues?”
Answer: A God who’s trying to get through to a deaf people.
There’s a saying: Most people never look up until they’re flat on their backs. This being the case, disasters can be a severe mercy.
The original plagues of biblical proportions are just the kinds of “wake-up calls” to rouse a stubborn king and his evil regime.
From blood to frogs to gnats to wild beasts to pestilence to boils to hail to locusts to darkness to the death of the firstborn the plagues become more and more deadly. At each point there is an opportunity for Pharaoh to repent and let the Israelites go. Yet the madness of the human condition is seen in his hard-hearted rejection of the LORD, plunging himself and his land into ruin.
Second – to humble Pharaoh
For 400 years Egypt had ‘humbled’ Israel (Genesis 15:13). They had afflicted, enslaved and impoverished them. Moses, at the head of this afflicted people became the most humble man on earth (Number 12:3). He is therefore the polar opposite of Pharaoh – one raised up before all the earth (Exodus 9:16) and who “refuses to humble himself before the LORD.” (Exodus 10:3)
This is what the plagues are for – humbling.
In Amos 4 we see plagues falling on Israel and the constant refrain is – “yet have ye not returned unto me.”
“I have sent among you the pestilence after the manner of Egypt… yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD. (Amos 4:10)
The LORD expects that plagues should humble us, not harden us.
Again in Revelation 15 and 16 we see plagues that fall on the whole earth. And yet those suffering refuse to turn:
and they repented not to give him glory. (Revelation 16:9)
The plagues on Egypt are foretastes of the judgement that will befall the whole earth. One day there will be a cosmic shake-down, a mighty revelation of the LORD Jesus, a humbling of everything lifted up. That is the intention. And yet, when calamity strikes, there are many who fail to be humbled. Instead they are hardened.
And that is an immense tragedy:
“God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.” (Prov 3:34; James 4:6; 1 Peter 5:5)
“The LORD lifteth up the meek: he casteth the wicked down to the ground.” (Psalm 147:6)
“For the LORD taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation.” (Psalm 149:4)
“Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD’s anger.” (Zephaniah 2:3)
In Exodus, the humbling plagues increase until there’s only one place of shelter: the blood of the lamb. All the plagues lead to Passover. And all the judgements of God lead to the cross.
The cross is the ultimate plague. There the LORD’s name is revealed and the LORD’s people are humbled. Even the Judge of all is humbled in the darkness, perishing under judgement.
The question is this: Will we be humbled by the judgements of God or hardened? Will God’s judgements bring us low? Will they lead us to the LORD Jesus lifted up? Or will we lift ourselves up and so be cast down by God?
PLAGUES, QUAKES, Etc * END OF THE WORLD
Is there a reason why the world is being hit with so many plagues lately?
Could someone be trying to tell us something?
In case you haven't noticed, some of the recent plagues around the globe have been rather "Biblical" in nature.
No, it isn't the end of the world as we know it just yet, but there has been a rash of really bizarre plagues all over the world in recent days.
There have been reports of massive outbreaks of frogs, locusts and rats.
Famine and drought are threatening tens of millions of people.
Unprecedented flooding has been devastating communities all over the globe, and the startling increase in earthquakes and volcanic activity have many people wondering exactly what in the world is going on.
Are these things happening because we are getting closer to 2012?
Could God be behind all of these plagues? Is there some other explanation? Well, what can't be denied is that things are starting to get really, really weird out there lately.
Of course most people are focused on the massive disaster in the Gulf of Mexico right now. The fact that all the oil in the Gulf is turning the waters there red is drawing a lot of attention. But that is not the only really strange plague that is happening in the world right now....
In Turkey, the sudden influx of hundreds of thousands of frogs that forced authorities in neighboring Greece to close down a major highway is being seen by locals as a possible sign that a devastating earthquake may strike soon.
Australian farmers are bracing themselves for what is being called the most devastating locust plague in almost 40 years.
Scientists in the United States are warning that the worst grasshopper outbreak in decades may sweep across the western states this summer.
Rats And Mice
A gigantic plague of rats is gobbling up vast portions of grasslands in north China.
Farmers are warning that much more needs to be done to cope with a terrible mouse plague in some agricultural areas of south Australia.
In Niger alone, more than half the population is in desperate need of food, and both Niger and neighboring Chad have officially declared states of emergency.
According to the aid organization Save The Children, one out of every eight children under the age of five in the African country of Niger is likely to die in the next month unless they get immediate assistance.
Drought warnings have been issued across the U.K. as the country suffers its driest start to the year in 46 years.
The horrifc drought in West Africa is making life incredibly difficult for tens of millions of people.
The ongoing drought in the state of Texas continues to get even worse.
Unusually heavy flooding in China has killed at least 155 people and has forced more than 1 million Chinese to flee their homes as some areas reached their highest water levels in more than a decade.
Unprecedented flooding has forced the evacuation of more than 600,000 people in the Asian nation of Sri Lanka.
Tens of thousands of people were displaced after torrential rains caused heavy flooding in the southern Philippines.
20 people recently died during a horrible flash flood at a popular rural campground in Arkansas.
A while back, massive storms dumped nearly 20 inches of rain on many areas of the southeast United States, killing at least 27 people and putting many areas of Nashville, Tennessee totally under water. In fact, it is being reported that the damage to the city of Nashville alone was approximately a billion dollars.
A volcano on the Kamchatka Peninsula has shown signs of intensified activity and is throwing clouds of smoke into the air to a height of at least 1,000 meters.
The Philippine government insists that it is prepared for a possible eruption of the Taal volcano as it begins to show signs of life.
Black Death skeletons
Mar 31, 2014 Traces of bubonic plague bacteria were found in the teeth of the skeletons.
Skeletons unearthed in London Crossrail excavations are Black Death victims from the great pandemic of the 14th Century, forensic tests indicate.
Their teeth contain DNA from the plague bacterium Yersinia pestis and their graves have been dated to 1348-50.
Thousands of Londoners perished and their corpses were dumped in a mass grave outside the city.
This discovery solves a 660-year-old mystery.
Between 1347 and 1351 the Great Pestilence swept westward across Europe killing millions of people. It later became known as the Black Death.
It arrived in Britain in 1348 and is believed to have wiped out up to 60% of the population. In March 2013, Crossrail engineers uncovered 25 skeletons.
Samples from 12 of the corpses were taken for forensic analysis. In at least four cases, scientists found traces of the DNA of the Yersinia pestis, confirming they had contact with the plague prior to their death.
They determined the burial ground was used in at least two distinct periods - the earliest within the Black Death in 1348-50, followed by a later outbreak in the 1430s.
Could bubonic plague strike again?
Scientists have unlocked clues about the strains of bacterium causing two of the world's most devastating plagues, but could it ever kill on a mass scale as it once did?
A team has compared the genomes of the Justinian Plague and the Black Death to find that both were caused by distinct strains of the bacterium Yersinia Pestis.
And while the Justinian Plague strain became extinct, the Black Death-causing pathogen evolved and mutated, still killing today.
The liklihood is very HIGH that this DNA will be sequenced with others for a bio weapon to kill off peoples.
Black Death wasn't actually bubonic plague
April 01, 2014 A fascinating sidebar to the news that some of the skeletons dug up in London during excavation for a train line last year are indeed the remains of Black Death victims.
A new theory as to how the disease spread, and we might want to stop pinning the blame on fleas.
The long-running assumption has been that fleas living on rats spread the strain by biting a sick person then biting a healthy person.
But the DNA extracted from the 14th-century skeletons' teeth wasn't any more virulent than a strain that recently hit Madagascar.
That country saw 60 deaths, while 60% of Londoners are believed to have died centuries ago.
Why was the earlier strain so much deadlier?
The plague must have been spread in an airborne manner, via coughs and sneezes, in order to travel so pervasively.
If that's indeed true, then the Black Death wasn't a bubonic plague at all, but a pneumonic one.
"It cannot spread fast enough from one household to the next to cause the huge number of cases that we saw."
Other Black Death secrets revealed: A second wave of victims lived during a "period of lawlessness."
period of lawlessness huh - sounds like the USA 2014
COLORADO - Deadly plague contracted near Denver
July 16, 2014 A Colorado man is infected with the rarest and most fatal form of plague, an airborne version that can be spread through coughing and sneezing. It is the first case of pneumonic plague seen in the state. The man may have been exposed in Adams County near Denver. He has been hospitalized and treated. He may have contracted the illness from his dog which died suddenly and has also been found to carry the disease.
The disease occurs when a bacterium named Yersinia pestis infects the body. The difference between the pneumonic and bubonic varieties is that the bacteria take hold in the lungs in the first case, rather than underneath the skin through insect bites. Both types are treated with antibiotics.
Any individuals exposed will be recommended for antibiotic treatment.
Symptoms of the disease include fever, headache and chest pain, along with a pneumonia that develops rapidly causing shortness of breath, chest pain and bloody mucus. There is no vaccine available for plague in the U.S. The plague can spread from animals after a large die-off of prairie dogs, when fleas with the bacteria seek new hosts.
Colorado has had 60 cases of all types of plague since 1957, and nine people have died.
Prairie dogs damage crops and potentially plague-ridden.
Bubonic plague death in Yumen, China sparks quarantine: Xinhua
China has sealed off parts of its northwestern city of Yumen after a resident died of bubonic plague last week, state media reported on Tuesday. A 38-year-old victim was infected by a marmot, a wild rodent, and died on July 16. Several districts of the city of about 100,000 people in Gansu province were subsequently turned into special quarantine zones, Xinhua said.
Pet owners warned after plague — PLAGUE! — confirmed in Colorado
Health officials in Colorado have issued a warning to residents in Boulder County that the bubonic plague has been found in fleas taken from a prairie dog.
Notices posted on fence posts around a 44-acre open-space property say that "wild rodents and other small mammals" including squirrels, prairie dogs and rabbits "may be infected with plague."
The signs recommend people treat their pets with anti-flea medication, avoid open spaces where the plague has been confirmed and avoid contact "with all sick or dead rodents." Other advice:
· Avoid fleas. Protect pets with flea powder or drops, or a new flea collar. Keep pets on a leash and out of wild rodent habitats.
· Avoid all contact with wild rodents, including squirrels; do not feed or handle them.
· Prevent rodent infestations around your house. Clear plants and material away from outside walls, reduce access to food items and set rodent traps.
· Treat known rodent sites around your home with flea powder or a suitable insecticide.
According to KUSA-TV, it is the first confirmed case of plague in Boulder County since 2011, when a domesticated cat and a dead squirrel tested positive for it. According to the Boulder County Public Health Department, two squirrels had been tested for plague earlier this year, but those tests came back negative.
"The fleas don't travel large distances, so it's nothing we're seeing spread or becoming an epidemic," Lane Drager, consumer protection coordinator for Boulder County Public Health, told the Daily Camera. "It's confined to that one area. But if pets are going into these areas, they are risking exposure for themselves and for those pet owners."
Still, locals should be on the lookout for symptoms of plague ("sudden onset of fever and chills, severe headache, muscle aches, nausea, vomiting, general feeling of systemic (whole body) illness, extreme pain and swelling in the lymph node") and seek immediate treatment.
Plague can be treated with antibiotics, the officials added, but treatment is “most successful when the disease can be diagnosed quickly."
September, 2012 on page 1
Plagues been in Colorado a couple years
Black death intentional trial run
Sept 17, 2015 - As of September 2015 the United States has already seen double the annual average of Bubonic (Black) Plague cases, more infamously named "black death," that now spans 7 states. Since April, Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, New Mexico, and Oregon have recorded plague cases with recent reports showing the latest documented case has shown up in Michigan.
A US military laboratory has had a 'mishap' involving the plague bacteria and it may no longer be securely confined within the US Army's secure laboratories in Maryland.
Deadly diseases from past return to UK
February, 2016 - Black Death, plague, scarlet fever, tuberculosis, typhoid, cholera.
Some of the deadliest diseases in history are making a comeback in the UK, and there are fears even the Black Death could return. There were 10 suspected cases of the plague at hospitals between 2014 and 2015. Experts warned it highlighted the need for extra vigilance to protect the public from killer conditions more commonly associated with centuries ago.
Cases of cholera have been confirmed since 2011, while scurvy and scarlet fever are on the rise.
Tuberculosis has also become more prevalent, along with cholera, typhoid, scurvy and rickets.
How do you spell UK's most deadly plague? M U S L I M