From: Steve Austin
Date: 2001-04-10 20:01:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Bubonic plague/ appologies to all
Patty...Actually, the Plague is ever present in the West. We have area
closings all the time and State and Federal wildlife people are always
trapping and or finding carcasses of dead animals, killed by the plague.
There are signs placarded everywhere warning aganst taking animals into
certain areas due to flea infestation. A good reason to NOT
take your ferrets camping with you here in the far West!
May be true- but when I read the original posting it sounded like a
ferret was going to bring home the Bubonic plague- like on the level of
the "Black death" during the middle ages. If the infection is treated
early it carries about a 5% mortality rate, that is in humans. Of course,
I realize there are all kinds of infectious outbreaks all over the
country caused spread by mosquitoes, ticks, fleas,etc. Look what a bad
name mosquitoes got after the West Nile Virus hit New York/ New Jersey
area. Just hate to make things seem worse than they are, shoot I would
never leave the house.
I appologize for the posting..
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