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    Fleas are testing positive for the plague in parts of Arizona

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    Fleas are testing positive for the plague in parts of Arizona
    Saturday, August 12, 2017 01:00PM

    Officials in two Arizona counties are warning the public after fleas in the region tested positive for the plague, the infamous infectious disease that killed millions during the Middle Ages.

    Navajo County Public Health officials confirmed on Friday that fleas in the area have tested positive for the rare disease. The public health warning follows a similar notice from Coconino County Public Health Services District in Arizona warning of the presence of plague in fleas found there too.
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    A few cases pop up every year around there. Good thing Yersinia pestis (the plague bacteria) is a wimp and can be wiped out by a wide range of antibiotics.
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    So far. But, who knows when a new, and more lethal iteration might come along.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronny View Post
    So far. But, who knows when a new, and more lethal iteration might come along.
    Worry more about gonohhroea, there have already been pan resistant strains in India, and every single phenotype has been observed in the states. Hell, worry about the flu.

    There hasn't been nearly enough plague cases for there to be much exposure of plague to antibiotics. No exposure means no selection pressure, so no resistance.
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