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If THIS starts spreading, can we all agree to shut all the flights down in/out of China?

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Pocketfull86 Mon 06-Jul-20 10:39:10

www.google.co.uk/amp/s/news.sky.com/story/amp/china-suspected-case-of-bubonic-plague-reported-in-inner-mongolia-12022119

The Black Death...

I’m not usually one for tinhat theories but it is starting to feel like 2020 is a B-list budget horror film.

If the Bubonic Plague gets up and running again the economy will be the least of our worries.

Coronavirus will seem like a dream in comparison.

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Baaaahhhhh Mon 06-Jul-20 10:43:55

Bubonic plague never died out. It is still in circulation around the world in various rodent species. The good news is you treat it with antibiotics. Job done.

TW2013 Mon 06-Jul-20 10:44:00

Bubonic plague can be treated by antibiotics.

Baaaahhhhh Mon 06-Jul-20 10:44:44

Oh - and back to your title - no, because it is worldwide, and has been for years.

Billyjoearmstrong Mon 06-Jul-20 10:45:10

TW2013

Bubonic plague can be treated by antibiotics.

Yes - thank God for anti biotics.

Megatron Mon 06-Jul-20 10:45:48

It can be treated OP, it was never fully eradicated in the first place.

MarcelineMissouri Mon 06-Jul-20 10:50:08

www.cdc.gov/plague/faq/index.html#cases

“Worldwide, between 1000-2000 cases of plague are reported every year”

SimonJT Mon 06-Jul-20 10:51:57

You do realise it has always been in the UK right?

recklessruby Mon 06-Jul-20 10:52:11

Well it's always been around but I wouldn't fancy a new epidemic especially when doctors keep saying antibiotics dont always work and new mutations happen.
If 2020 was a horror film then bubonic plague would mutate with corona(or ebola how horrific) and people would die on the streets as hospitals would be overwhelmed.
Can you tell I read a lot of post apocalyptic fiction?

Loveinatimeofcovid Mon 06-Jul-20 10:53:48

Um, where do I start? Bubonic plague is easy to treat. It has a fairly short incubation period and a kills quickly if untreated so you haven’t got proper walking around without fof ages. It’s easy to control with basic hygiene and isolation. Mongolia is not in China.

Billyjoearmstrong Mon 06-Jul-20 10:58:29

recklessruby

Well it's always been around but I wouldn't fancy a new epidemic especially when doctors keep saying antibiotics dont always work and new mutations happen.
If 2020 was a horror film then bubonic plague would mutate with corona(or ebola how horrific) and people would die on the streets as hospitals would be overwhelmed.
Can you tell I read a lot of post apocalyptic fiction?

It would mutate with corona and Ebola - then the dead would immediately reanimate and become coughing, pooing, puss filled zombies. It would be quite the apocalypse.

Hargao Mon 06-Jul-20 11:00:08

Inner Mongolia is China. Otherwise agree with everyone.

ArriettyJones Mon 06-Jul-20 11:01:45

I’d rather quarantine the frothers TBH.

IwishIhadaMargarita Mon 06-Jul-20 11:04:37

Bubonic plague is easily treated nowadays.

recklessruby Mon 06-Jul-20 11:09:10

@Billyjoearmstrong fancy cowriting it? Lead character is a very earnest good looking doctor who falls in love with a reanimated zombie (before all the blood and poo obvs. She s looking ok at first, if a little pale).

ChickenDrumstick Mon 06-Jul-20 11:09:58

Bubonic plague is still rife in many countries.

BUT the new swine flu is concerning. The WHO need to actually do something for once and sort this situation out. It’s ridiculous.

NameyNameyNames Mon 06-Jul-20 11:23:01

Bubonic plague is treatable, and there are actually outbreaks every year around the world.
I'm more concerned with the next novel illness that's going to come along.

CrunchyCarrot Mon 06-Jul-20 11:23:23

It is easily controlled via antibiotics, but best of all, it's spread by rodents, we are a nation of cat lovers, get your moggies on the case!

Billyjoearmstrong Mon 06-Jul-20 11:24:17

@recklessruby in my head, he’s Brad Pitt in world war z

HesterShaw1 Mon 06-Jul-20 11:28:09

Bubonic plague is endemic in several parts of the world including the USA.

Always has been.

andyoldlabour Mon 06-Jul-20 11:29:04

I would rather worry about the fact that there have been around 40K daily Covid-19 cases in the US for the past couple of weeks, and we are letting planeloads of people into the UK from the US without checking or quarantining them.

HesterShaw1 Mon 06-Jul-20 11:29:21

However you sounds quite excited by the prospect, OP?

Juststopswimming Mon 06-Jul-20 11:31:06

I wondered how long it'd be before the dementors started rubbing their hands with glee at this story.

CigarsofthePharoahs Mon 06-Jul-20 11:34:03

Well it's bacterial and treated with antibiotics. Also we have good hygiene and proper waste disposal so it's not going to spread like it did in the past.
By the way, the film The Black Death is brilliant and has Sean Bean's best death scene. Not for the faint of heart though.

SoulofanAggron Mon 06-Jul-20 11:35:14

YABU in that we can treat Bubonic Plague with antibiotics, so it's not as lethal as it was.

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