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Holy Shit! (cnn.com)

This has happened a few times already too. Maybe I'm reading to much into it, but could this be an 'attack'?

We're always think that people could put something in our water or food supply, what's to stop someone from putting the plague in rodents somewhere public where people can catch it and spread it. Think about it... it's kinda scarry if you ask me.
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A much more simple explanation is that wild animals contract diseases from time to time. National parks are certain to have wild animals. Therefore national parks will every once in a while have wild animals that are diseased. (I also don't believe trying to infect rats with disease in hope that they would infect humans would be a very effective method of terrorism. It's much easier just to blow something up.)



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Calm down. Its not uncomon to have localized bubonic plague outbreaks in rodent populations in that area of the country. I mean one of the cons in New Mexico was (is?) called Bubonicon because of just that. It's also not terribly uncommon for a few human individuals to come down with it after contact with infected rodents or animals. It is also pretty easy to treat once diagnosed.

You must have missed that episode of House.

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    Originally posted by ges7184
    (I also don't believe trying to infect rats with disease in hope that they would infect humans would be a very effective method of terrorism. It's much easier just to blow something up.)

Yeah, seriously. Infect a few dozen (or heck, a few hundred) rodents, and what are you going to get? If you're lucky, you'll wind up passing the Plague on to half a dozen people. Tops. It sounds like these outbreaks are nothing new. It's just that there have been a couple of high profile ones in the news very recently. Kinda freaky, I suppose, but obviously a far cry from a possible terrorist attack.

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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.57
    Originally posted by Cerebus
    Holy Shit! (cnn.com)

    This has happened a few times already too. Maybe I'm reading to much into it, but could this be an 'attack'?

    We're always think that people could put something in our water or food supply, what's to stop someone from putting the plague in rodents somewhere public where people can catch it and spread it. Think about it... it's kinda scarry if you ask me.

Great. Just great. Now we're going to have the National Park Service taken over by Homeland Security and the NSA will be spying on every squirrel trying to see if their nuts are in fact little tiny dirty bombs. Way to put a bad idea into the govt's mind. ;)



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If terrorists were going to attack us through such onconventional means I'm sure they'd use a disease that isn't so easily cured in this day and age.



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Those of us in prairie dog country know this is why you look but don't touch and keep your distance. Someone contracts the plague every so often. Not a big deal. This really is nothing new but makes for a great story.



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In a related article in the USA Today, it seems that due to cutbacks in funding to National Parks, they are going to have to raise prices to go and visit the parks, there will be fewer people to fix problems, and there will be less rangers in the parks. Seems like we should be paying more attention to the National Parks because they are a major part of our history.

In relation to this plague, I'm sure there had to be signs up all over the place saying not to touch or feed the animals. I mean you don't going into other peoples homes and just start touching them for no reason so why do that to the animals?
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