Plauge in Ukraine

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    Seems they have a little plague going on in the Ukraine. I guess if you can't afford bullets, a good Ol'Plague will do the trick. Wonder who's idea this was???


    In Ukraine, the pneumonic plague is not fictional, although officials
    in that country insist the disease is a mutated version of the H1N1
    virus, not pneumonic plague. Over the period of six days, the mystery
    disease has afflicted more than 500,000 people. The plague or virus in
    the Ukraine has 10 times the mortality rate than the normal swine flu.
    In late October, officials in Ivano-Frankivsk, a city located in
    southwestern Ukraine, characterized the outbreak as pneumonic plague.
    Pneumonic plague is caused by bacterium and is more virulent and less
    common than bubonic plague.
    Official Ukranian sources place the number of death at 33 (as of
    November 5) and the news website ZIK claims a total of 97 deaths.
    Deutsche Presse-Agentur put the number at 95 and reported on November
    5 that 633,877 Ukrainians nationwide have registered with health
    authorities as suffering from the flu. Doctors in the region, however,
    dispute this and say thousands have died.
    Residents of Kiev claim light aircraft sprayed a mysterious substance
    on residents of the city, according to Radio Netherlands Worldwide.
    The spraying was denied by the country’s Office of Emergency Response
     
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    Conspiracy forum is that way ----->
     
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    We never eradicated the plague, and outbreaks are not that uncommon.

    10-15 people per year get it here.

    The difference between now and the middle ages is that we can treat it.

    I won't even comment on the conspiracy aspect of the thread.
     
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    Lord, don't let my father hear that. He was convinced he had the "mice disease" (hantavirus) because he found a mouse nest in his boat... and he Googled. It had absolutely nothing to do with the fact he fell out of the boat backwards and nearly drowned himself, swallowing half the lake in the process.
     
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    I wonder if the plauge will spread to Prague.
     

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