Colorado Man Infected With Deadliest, Rarest Form Of Plague

Tyler Durden's picture

Don't Panic. But..."The message we're trying to get out is that the plague bacteria is present here in Colorado, and to take necessary precautions to avoid getting infected," is the warning from health officials as a Colorado man is infected with the rarest and most fatal form of the pneumomic plague, an airborne version that can be spread through coughing and sneezing. As Bloomberg reports, it is the first case of pneumonic plague seen in the state since 2004, and rather stunningly, he appears to have contracted the illness from his dog. "We don’t think it’s out in our air," House said. "We think it’s in our dead animal populations."

As Bloomberg reports, a Colorado man is infected with the rarest and most fatal form of plague, an airborne version that can be spread through coughing and sneezing.

The state is working “to investigate the source of exposure and to identify those who may have been exposed through close contact with the individual,” the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said in its statement. “Any individuals exposed will be recommended for antibiotic treatment.”




“We don’t think it’s out in our air,” House said. “We think it’s in our dead animal populations and dead rodent populations.”


“The reaction is leaning toward people who are tired of the protection of prairie dogs on some level,” said Jim Siedlecki, director of public information of Adams County. “Most people look at them as cute little dogs on the side of the road, but in rural Adams County they are looked at as a rodent who damages crops and is potentially plague-ridden.”




Untreated plague is fatal, and antibiotics have to be given within 24 hours of the first symptoms to reduce the chance of death. Symptoms of the disease include fever, headache and chest pain, along with a pneumonia that develops rapidly causing shortness of breath, chest pain and bloody mucus, according to the CDC.

There is no vaccine available for plague in the U.S.

Colorado officials recommend that residents keep pets away from wildlife, especially dead rodents. The plague can spread from animals after a large die-off of prairie dogs, when fleas with the bacteria seek new hosts, according to the state.

“The message we’re trying to get out is that the plague bacteria is present here in Colorado, and to take necessary precautions to avoid getting infected,”

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So, in summary, West Africa has the worst breakout of ebola virus in history (which is not under control) and now the US has this 'deadliest, rarest form of the plague' - good times, people.

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Chupacabra-322's picture

More chilling are the viruses & disease coming in from the illegals & open boarders

I am Jobe's picture

Bullshit, Amerikan immune system has been pussified. 

LetThemEatRand's picture

The plague really fucked that guy.  Fucked him right in the pussy.

Grande Tetons's picture

These prairie dogs have been getting a free pass for too long. 


LetThemEatRand's picture

"In the immortal words of Jean Paul Sartre, 'Au revoir, prairie dog'."  -Caddyshack (paraphrasing)

Manthong's picture

That ain’t nothing compared to the rats and the plague in D.C…

and it infects 99.99% of those who live there.

A Lunatic's picture

Yes, but thankfully there is a vaccine for that......

BobTheSlob's picture

Indeed, I think it's lead based.

SoberOne's picture

Please direct "them" to the line for inoculation. 

espirit's picture

Have a sis in the hospital at Ft. Collins for the last two weeks with undiagnosed pulmonary infection.  Doc's are acting like 1st year interns and won't even test for Valley Fever, although she just arrived from Tucson.

Enter the hospital at your own risk.

Juno Rock's picture

"Don't panic. But..."


Thorny Xi's picture

Captain Trips stared at Dugway, UT ... where the NSA datacenter is now.

Anusocracy's picture

The least rare and most deadly form of plague is government.

Four hundred millions deaths from it in the 20th century.

7.62x54r's picture

Yup. prairie dogs and squirrels are the current carriers of this wonderful disease.

Fortunately, most folks decended from European plague survivors have a fairly strong resistance to it. But not this poor dude, apparently.

Liberal's picture

Don't worry, people. Our government is on the way to help! You can trust them.

FEDbuster's picture

Anyone else notice all these stories about the CDC fucking up with all the deadliest pathogen samples all over the place?  Looks like they might use the old pandemic to kill off their Social Security and Medicare obligations.  Eliminate debt obligations, one old fucker at a time.

bitterwolf's picture

Please sir, where do I sign up as a volunteer :)

Stuck on Zero's picture

Should you encounter an infected animal anywhere follow these instructions.  Put on rubber gloves and mask, handling the animal with tongs.  Slip the animal into a plastic bag and tie securely.  Place in a box and mail to your state Senator care of his/her address in Washington DC.

Winston Churchill's picture

My Blacks vetinnary has nothing on pestes in canines.

"when it gets serious,you have to lie ".

Wonder what was in the biology lab at Mosul university ?

7.62x54r's picture

Good advice. Only our civil masters have the mad elite skills to handle something this serious.

El Vaquero's picture


These prairie dogs have been getting a free pass for too long. 


More like a free ride:

401K of Dooom's picture

Now that is the way to handle illegal immigration!  Screw Title 8 and the libs!  I wanna see that implemented soon!

Chupacabra-322's picture

Classic! I love the "Fuck her right in the pussy" guy. He should copy right that qoute ASAP.

knukles's picture

So, any CDC (et al) facilities in CO?
uh - huh ...  uh - oh ...


PS  Next we'll be told the dog's name was Bush, so it'll all be Bush's fault, no doubt.
Ola!  A qui el border, senior?

LetThemEatRand's picture

Didn't The Stand virus start in Colorado?

kliguy38's picture

You conspiracy think our gov would send bioweapons on its own PEEPS???? oh wait... never mind

Caviar Emptor's picture

Plague happened 1 week after the "accidental" finding of vials of smallpox which the authorities seized. And 2 weeks after the "accidental" exposure of lab workers to Anthrax.

Tall Tom's picture

I'd really like to forget. Really...


But how can I forget when I have been infected with that shit?


But I am a walking Biological Warfare I carry it.


Hmmm...Maybe a trip out to Washington DC may do me some good...Maybe I need take along my pet ticks.


If you know someone with Lyme Disease just do not share ticks or fleas.

Oleander's picture

 Just take a  vacation on Marthas Vineyard this summer.

Hulk's picture

I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm going looking for an old black woman in a corn field in Nebraska. I hear she makes great fried chicken !!!

I am Jobe's picture

They have NORAD and Pot Farms. Does that count??

NORAD- Pussies

POT- Amerikans stoned

End of story 


nmewn's picture

Hmmm, maybe the cat the offered O'Barry a toke in the bar where he was laughing it up, playing pool and drinking beer before going down to "check on the border" assassin.

Insert obligatory audible gasp here_____________for HuffPo readers and statist oligarchs.

Pladizow's picture

Sprinkle a little weed on that shit!

Rusty Shorts's picture
Joseph Moshe H5N1 Ukraine Plague Warning


Joseph Moshe: Microbiologist Arrested After 8 Hour Standoff With Police:


Joseph Moshe had called in to Dr. A. True Ott on Republic Broadcasting two days before his arrest august 13th 2009, claiming to be a microbiologist who wanted to supply evidence to a States Attorney regarding tainted H1N1 Swine flu vaccines being produced by Baxter BioPharma Solutions.

He said that Baxters Ukrainian lab was in fact producing a bioweapon disguised as a vaccine. He claimed that the vaccine contained an adjuvant (additive) designed to weaken the immune system, and replicated RNA from the virus responsible for the 1918 pandemic Spanish flu, causing global sickness and mass death, the plague...

UselessEater's picture

Wow, those FBI agents sure went over the top for just one guy - a mob of way over armed agents, seems cowardice is macho.

bitterwolf's picture

I remember that scientist  treated like HVT by swat, that was around the super duper Avian flu time 09-10...than it turneed out to have a really low efficacy rate.wheeew....the elite keep swingin for the fences it seems...nuked american city of v the table now , physical destruction to much $$$$$ to bio weapons fer sure....Thanks risk reward analysis

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

Not to worry, DC and NY have a worse Plague, with deadlier implications:  The Walking Mad.

rubiconsolutions's picture

John Denver could write a helluva song about this....."Rocky Mountain High Fever" 

MeelionDollerBogus's picture

#1 that's BORDER not BOARDER.

#2 when your people migrated you brought disease with you too. We all do. That's why migration should be all the way open so we all get cross-immunized. It takes time but it works.

bitterwolf's picture

noooo its BOARDER when we pay for food and BOARD. kay