In alt.home.repair, on Tue, 21 Jul 2020 13:40:21 -0700, Bob F
Okay, but the poster specifically said plague or desease??
Googling said mice could transmit roundworm or toxoplasmosis to cats,
but is this common? The vet can cure worms, right? Not sure about
toxo. or how likely it is that people get it.
Some mice carry Hantavirus:
Dogs and cats can get hantavirus but do not spread it to humans. This
infection usually starts with 'flu-like symptoms such as headache,
muscle pain and fever. Shortness of breath and other serious symptoms
develop next, and it can cause death.
Is Hantavirus a plague?
Like plague, hantavirus lurks within rodents of the desert Southwest,
sporadically causing human disease and intermittently making
unexpected appearances far from its endemic region. ... Hantavirus
continues to pose a highly fatal threat, with 384 proven cases over
the past 12 years and a 36 percent overall mortality.
It's not confined to the desert Southwest.
There have been cases across the USA.
In alt.home.repair, on Tue, 21 Jul 2020 20:33:52 -0400,
Wow. I didn't think you could have so little of plague. The
connotation of plague for me was that there was lots and it was
spreading fast. But 3 cases are bad enough and I won't be buying or
petting any Wyoming cats.
On Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 1:31:30 AM UTC-4, micky wrote:
a contagious bacterial disease characterized by fever and delirium, typically with the formation of buboes ( bubonic plague ) and sometimes infection of the lungs ( pneumonic plague )
The problem in Medieval Europe was basically sanitation and the fact
that they tolerated rats. The fleas had the plague, the rats were the
vector into the home and the people got bit by the fleas. With no
meaningful treatment it spread pretty fast
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