Man In Oregon Gets Plague From Stray Cat Bite.
The story reveals that the man was trying to take a dead rodent from a stray cat’s mouth. WTF? Why?
China Puts First Woman in Orbit.
I wonder if this is a new way to cope with the overpopulation problem. They will keep putting women in space, but not bring them back. Might work better than the One Child Only dictum.
It was in his house?
Plague? As in Bubonic Plague? From a cat’s bite? Wow!
I thought that Y. pestis was transmitted by fleas.
It probably came from the rat.
News item from an online Oregon newspaper: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OR_PLAGUE_OREGON_OROL-?SITE=ORBEN&SECTION=STATE&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT
Yeah, it’s not unusual, it seems, a new case every few years in Oregon alone.
Bubonic plague is not really retro at all. It’s always been out there, endemic to many areas.
Heck, in med school I remember the med student society putting on a show where “Having my bubo” was sung!
That doesn’t sound like a lovely way of saying how much you love me.
Lot’s of plague in the Colorado Rodents and critters.
I always wanted to write a cheesy horror movie set at Rocky Flats; Plague infested Prairie Dogs + nuclear waste disposal+ unsuspecting hippies = awesome.
Kickstart that sucker!!
If you don’t write it, I will.
(I just have to finish my existing one…")
I’m seeing Zhang Ziyi as the plucky astronaut/love interest.