Plague-infected lab mice escape bioterrorism research facility
"raw dogma" by Nkrumah Steward, creator of 8BM.com
I knew it would only be a matter of time before mad scientist wouldn’t be able to resist the urge to take over the world.
Somehow, someway lab mice infected with the bubonic plague escaped a bioterror research laboratory in New Jersey where they were being kept two weeks ago and no one has been able to find them.
They were being kept at the Public Health Research Institute, which is on the campus of
the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and conducts bioterrorism research for the federal government.
So in case you were hoping that these mice didn’t have the real bubonic plague but some kind of soft-core bubonic knock off parish the thought.
Well I’ll tell ya, I can’t get enough of these stories about deadly infected insects and animals escaping these research facilities and back into the wild.
I just love them. I love going to sleep at night knowing that Puerto Rico is being overrun by violent monkeys that have escaped their research facilities over the past 50 years or so, that superhuman screw flies are eating people alive in Mexico because of holes in the screen doors at their top notch bioresearch facilities.
I love the fact that security is so lacking at these places that this kind of stuff can happen so frequently that it can threaten to become a cliché.
Even Chuck Shepard over at News of the Weird complied a list of news that “just isn’t weird anymore” because it happens with such frequency.
Such stories include Japanese men committing suicide because of overwork, husbands that take their wives back even though she tried to kill him and people who accidentally burn themselves up because they won’t stop smoking even though they are hooked up to an oxygen machine to breathe.
Well animals infected with God awful diseases escaping research facility due to gross human negligence should be on that list somewhere I would think.
I guess they even interrogated people who were employed by the company using a lie detector test because someone might not have resisted the urge to bring the Bubonic plague home with them.
The only good thing about leaks like these is that the press seems obligated to give us all the information that they have on whatever disease is now lose into the public to keep the lawlessness to at least a minimum.
1) Apparently 10 to 20 people catch the Bubonic plague in America every year. Which means about 10 to 20 million catch it world wide. I am not sure if my numbers are accurate but generally speaking anything that an American gets, minus obesity related illnesses, you can multiply by a million and see how the rest of the world is coping with it. Like I said, my formula works if you exclude heart disease, diabetes, hyper tension and getting stuck in the bathtub. Those are practically exclusively American.
2) Bubonic plague can be treated with anti-biotics but it still manages to kill one in seven people that contract the disease in the US each year.
3) Bubonic plague isn’t contagious, but if left untreated it can become pneumonic and then really kill people.
So I know what you’re thinking, that doesn’t sound so bad? So basically the bubonic plague is the flu.
Well not exactly.
Bubonic plague is a disease that attacks rodents and since fleas suck blood and then bite us then we get it.
We get plague when a rat flea that has bitten an infected chipmunk, squirrel or rat regurgitates some of that infected rodent blood into our blood stream.
Most of the time we are cool because the fleas stick to the rodents.
However, when the rodents start dying off because of some other disease, the fleas still need to eat, so that is when they start jumping on us.
Source: Plague-infected lab mice missing in New Jersey, The Associated Press, Sept. 15, 2005
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