Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Pneumonic Plague

An outbreak of plague has struck in northwest china among tibetan villagers, who probably first contracted the highly contagious and deadly form of plague from skinning wild marmots. Pneumonic plague is the most rare form of the black death, but the most deadly.


  1. I guess my calls to Chinatown are going to go up. SARS was good for at least 10 runs a day back then.

    Are we really all going to die?

  2. Yes....we are all going to die...lol. I am scared about the reoccurence of the swine flu this fall, but not really about this, these isolated outbreaks among rural marmot eaters, etc. just happen