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Bubonic Plague--again?????


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The article you quoted says at the end: 

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Why is plague still a thing?

 

The advent of antibiotics, which can treat most infections if they are caught early enough, has helped to contain plague outbreaks, preventing the type of rapid spread witnesses in Europe in the Middle Ages.

 

But while modern medicine can treat the plague, it has not eliminated it entirely -- and it has made a recent comeback, leading the World Health Organization (WHO) to categorize it as a re-emerging disease.

 

Anywhere from 1,000 to 2,000 people get the plague every year, according to the WHO. But that total is likely too modest an estimate, since it doesn't account for unreported cases.

 

The three most endemic countries -- meaning plague exists there permanently -- are the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Madagascar, and Peru.

 

In the United States, there have been anywhere from a few to a few dozen cases of plague every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2015, two people in Colorado died from the plague, and the year before there were eight reported cases in the state.

 

Untreated bubonic plague can turn into pneumonic plague, which causes rapidly developing pneumonia, after bacteria spreads to the lungs.

 

 

This link is to a CDC page about it.

https://www.cdc.gov/plague/maps/index.html

 

 

 


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Reading up on bubonic plague it shows very little transmission.  We have much knowledge  on it and how to treat it. That said we do know that pestilence is everywhere.  The scriptures speak of it. So caution, hand washing, careful interaction is crucial for our day. 

Safeguard Your Heart for " Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks" Matthew 12:34

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