HOLY FUCK, we're FUCKEd!

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  1. jaw_belize

    jaw_belize Well-Known Member VIP

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    http://www.cnn.com/2012/10/09/us/ca...n=Feed: rss/cnn_topstories (RSS: Top Stories)






    California squirrel tests positive for plague exposure

    (CNN) -- Authorities in Riverside County, California, said Tuesday that a ground squirrel has tested positive for exposure to fleas infected with the bacteria that can cause plague.
    It's the country's first positive test in more than a decade, according to Dottie Merki, environmental health program chief at the Riverside County Department of Environmental Health.
    "It's not something that people should panic about, but we do want them to be educated so they can protect their families and their pets," she said.
    The squirrel was picked up in early September at a campground north of Idyllwild, located in the San Jacinto Mountains in southern California.
    Routine tests are done as plague is endemic to the area, said Merki. Authorities plan to conduct more tests this week, weather permitting, she said.
    Plague is caused by the bacterium, Yersinia pestis.
    Humans can get plague from handling an infected animal or from being bitten by a rodent flea carrying the bacterium, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
    Plague can cause serious illness or death, though modern antibiotics are effective in treating it if administered promptly, the CDC said.
    Health officials in Riverside County stressed that the risk of transmission to humans is small, especially if people take the proper precautions. They offered the following advice:
    -- Avoid contact with squirrels and other wild animals
    -- Do not feed or touch wild animals
    -- Do not touch dead animals
    -- Do not rest or camp near animal burrows
    -- Protect your pets by leaving them at home, or by keeping them on a leash and using flea-control methods
    Deaths rise to 12, with nearly 120 sickened in rare meningitis outbreak
     
  2. ChuckZ

    ChuckZ Stay in bed, float up stream VIP

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    Calm down belizian
     
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    jaw_belize Well-Known Member VIP

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    ok
     
  4. ChuckZ

    ChuckZ Stay in bed, float up stream VIP

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    fuck you man
     
  5. Reggae Mistress

    Reggae Mistress Old Catcher's Mitt

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    Toof has his squirrel :eek:
     
  6. Mr. Potato Head

    Mr. Potato Head ~Would Like to Play~ Gold

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    I have squirrel's toof. :eek:
     
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    Toothdecay New Member Banned User

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    Squirrels don't get rabies, in Minnesota only bats and skunks carry rabies and only 5 people have ever died from it
     
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    Reggae Mistress Old Catcher's Mitt

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    Read the OP...not rabies...the fucking plague!!
     
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    Toothdecay New Member Banned User

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    I don't live in Cali
     
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    vaginapoosie black magic woman VIP

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  11. JJR

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    I'll let the lil fucker bite me. I don't give a fuck.
     
  12. Harry Gibbs

    Harry Gibbs the boss of all men

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    i was in minnesoter last weekend bro. cold as fuck.
     
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    Toothdecay New Member Banned User

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    Tuff guy
     
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    Toothdecay New Member Banned User

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    No it wasn't and why didn't you call
     
  15. jonpow

    jonpow Tennessee Jed VIP

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    The black death
     
  16. JJR

    JJR New Member

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    I'll fight off the plague. I like a challenge.
     
  17. HydroJoe

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    i shoot any rodent in mui yard. im good.
     
  18. Harry Gibbs

    Harry Gibbs the boss of all men

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    it was like 30 degrees an gray as smacky's pubes. i was dropping mushrooms so i was not a great conversationalist. i never been through north st paul before. that place is like the country.
     
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    I thought that was sickle cell?