Monday, August 3rd, 2009

Pneumonic Plague Ready For A Comeback?

Today in things that might kill you: "Thousands of people have been placed under quarantine in a town in northwest China after a man died of pneumonic plague and 11 others were confirmed infected with the deadly lung infection, health authorities said." Pneumonic plague, the story continues, can kill its victims "within 24 hours of infection."

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Abe Sauer (#148)

Panic in the Streets?

KarenUhOh (#19)

Life causes death.

Yikes. Good thing I purchase only Made in the U.S.A. plague. Southern Missouri and organic, I believe.

brent_cox (#40)

Cursory research reveals that this plague is the one historically known as "The Black Death" — truly the gold standard of disease names.

El Matardillo (#586)

Bring out your dead! Bring out your dead!

nudelman (#137)

I always thought the pneumonic plague was a shortcut plague that helped you remember other plagues and how they kill you.

BadUncle (#153)

God, I hope they bring back trebuchets, too.

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