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Thursday, March 05, 2015

NYC Rats "Could Transmit Plague" - Newest MSM Scaremongering For Ratings

Newest panic story now appearing in MSM, the operative word here is "could;" as with the Ebola scare, do not panic but instead be prepared - Yersinia pestis (plague) is highly treatable with antibiotics, 
Streptomycin being the "gold standard" for treatment in humans

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By David McNamee
03/04/2015

According to a new study, the bubonic plague could be transmitted via rats in New York City. The rats host a species of flea capable of passing the plague, also known as The Black Death, to humans. However, plague itself has not been found in the rats or fleas in the study.


Yersinia pestis
Last month, we looked at research published in the journal Cell Traces that found a wide variety of microorganisms, including DNA traces of anthrax and bubonic plague, alongside unidentified pathogens in a citywide map of microbes in the New York subway system.

However, senior investigator Dr. Christopher E. Mason reassured that these pathogens were unlikely to be harmful to human health:

"Despite finding traces of pathogenic microbes, their presence isn't substantial enough to pose a threat to human health. The presence of these microbes and the lack of reported medical cases is truly a testament to our body's immune system, and our innate ability to continuously adapt to our
environment."


Now, in the first study of its kind since the 1920s, researchers from Cornell and Columbia Universities analyzed more than 6,500 specimens of fleas, lice and mites taken from 133 New York-dwelling rats.


The Black Death, caused by infected flea-carring rats devastated Europe in the Middle Ages; now if diagnosed early the bacterium is easily treated with modern antibiotics

Among the collected creatures were more than 500 Oriental fleas, described as being "notorious" for their role in transmitting The Black Death.

"If these rats carry fleas that could transmit the plague to people, then the pathogen itself is the only piece missing from the transmission cycle," says lead author Matthew Frye.




Oriental rat fleas are also known to transmit the pathogenic bacteria Rickettsia and several species ofBartonella, which Frye says "can cause a wide range of clinical syndromes, some severe."

Frye's colleagues at Columbia University's Center for Infection and Immunity used molecular screening methods to search for these pathogens in the collected samples. Although the researchers did findBartonella, they report in the Journal of Medical Entomology that no Rickettsia or plague were found.


Genome sequence of Yersinia pests

Plague can be found in some regions of the US, such as the American Southwest, where it infects an average of 10 people each year. The pathogen is transmitted in these areas by the fleas of ground squirrels and prairie dogs.

Plague Rats "Have Never Been Found In New York"

However, New Yorkers should not be too worried about an imminent outbreak of Black Death in the Big Apple. Commenting on the study, the city's Health Department emphasized that plague-carrying rats have never been found in New York.


Yersinia pestis genome sequencing identifies patterns of global phylogenetic diversity

"Plague requires extreme circumstances besides fleas to pose a threat to human health, and those circumstances do not exist here," a Health Department spokesperson told New York Daily News.

Previous research conducted by Frye on the same 133 rats, however, found that the rodents carried a "disturbing number" of viral and bacterial diseases. These included previously undocumented pathogens that could infect humans.


Fox "News" frauds and hacks live off of panic mongering, terror shilling and are good only for entertainment

Frye recommends that New Yorkers remove food and water and prevent access to shelter in an effort to hold back rodent infestations. Also, when evicting rats from homes and workplaces, Frye says it is crucial that careful sanitation is followed to remove the fleas, lice and mites left behind by the rodents.

"It's not that these parasites can infest our bodies," Frye says, "but they can feed on us while seeking other rats to infest."


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ANDREW KREIG: EXPERTS REJECT FIRE AS CAUSE FOR 9/11 WTC COLLAPSES

The real truth on 9/11 slowly continues to bleed out

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Technical experts are mounting major challenges to official U.S. government accounts of how three World Trade Center skyscrapers collapsed in near-freefall after the 9/11 attacks 15 years ago.

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The Geopolitics Of The United States, Part 1: The Inevitable Empire

The Empire and the inevitable fall of the Obama criminal regime

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STRATFOR Editor’s Note: This installment on the United States, presented in two parts, is the 16th in a series of STRATFOR monographs on the geopolitics of countries influential in world affairs.

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Geopolitics Of The United States Part 2: American Identity And The Threats of Tomorrow

A look back at 2011 predictions for the future in order to put events of today into perspective

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By Robert S. Finnegan

This e-mail outlines and confirms the acts of espionage against Indonesia and Indonesians by Akiko Makino and the others involved both in Kobe University and in AI Lab at University of Airlangga, Surabaya; Bahasa Indonesia original follows English translation...

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The 5th Estate has just purchased a library on H5N1 "Novel" virus pandemics, there are dozens of PDF and Exel documents we feel will assist you in saving lives following intentional releases of the H5N1 and now MERS viruses; we will begin by printing those that appear to be extremely relevant here: H5N1 Kobe-Kawaoka-Ernala series continues soon with more "Smoking Gun" e-mails from Teridah Ernala to The 5th Estate . . .

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By Robert S. Finnegan

On October 12, 2002 the Indonesian island of Bali experienced a terrorist attack that rocked the world. It was unquestionably well-coordinated and executed, the largest in the country's history.

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