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calendar   Tuesday - December 17, 2013

yay and yuck

Took all 7 against the 1st place team tonight at Greed League. Don’t ask me how. Holiday Miracle I guess. I threw a 621 so I’m happy with that; all games over average. Good enough.

A bit tired now.

But it beats being in Mada-freakin-gascar and having the damned Bubonic Pneumonic Plague.

Local authorities in Madagascar say 20 people have died since last week because of what they suspect to be an outbreak of bubonic plague.

Police in the northwestern district of Mandritsara said Wednesday the deceased could not be treated in time. They say more than 20 others suspected of being infected are currently receiving treatment.
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The plague, known as the Black Death, killed millions in Europe in the Middle Ages but is now extremely rare and can be treated. It is carried by bacteria that primarily are carried by wild rodents

Today, the plague is a rare malady. Antibiotics are largely to thank for this. However, more than 80% of the world’s remaining bubonic plague cases come from Madagascar alone, often spread within the island’s prisons due to cramped and unhygienic conditions. Last year, Madagascar reported 60 deaths from the plague, the highest number in the world.

Black Death plague was the single biggest killer of people across the world from the fourteenth through the seventeenth centuries, and surprisingly today, the bubonic plague is still a big problem in many parts of the world.

The latest outbreak has occurred in Madagascar, where an even more vicious strain of the plague than the one in the Middle Ages has killed 39 people so far, according to a government statement last Thursday.

A doctor with the government said that 90 percent of the cases seen were pneumonic plague, a strain that is more severe than the common bubonic plague, typically killing victims within three days, leaving little time for antibiotics to work their magic.
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The outbreak has been blamed on an infestation of rats in residential areas due to uncontrolled deforestation.

Horry Clap.  The rats have taken over in the filthy slums, coming out of the fields and forests, because the island has been stripped bare of nearly all the plant life by the natives, who will eat or burn anything.  The de-greening of this once magnificent spice island has given us a whole new world, “lavaka”, to describe a nearly unique kind of erosion only found in a few other places around the world.

This really sucks.


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