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    Default Finally, Scientist Discover 21st Century's Next Plague.

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    Since the early 1990s, more than 20 species of Bartonella bacteria have been discovered. They are considered to be emerging zoonotic pathogens, because they can cause serious illness in humans worldwide from heart disease to infection of the spleen and nervous system.

    "A new species called Bartonella rochalimae was recently discovered in a patient with an enlarged spleen who had travelled to South America," said Professor Chao-Chin Chang from the National Chung Hsing University in Taiwan. "This event raised concern that it could be a newly emerged zoonotic pathogen. Therefore, we decided to investigate further to understand if rodents living close to human environment could carry this bacteria."

    Scientists have found that rodents carry several pathogenic species of Bartonella, such as B. elizabethae, which can cause endocarditis and B. grahamii, which was found to cause neuroretinitis in humans. Although scientists are unsure about the main route of transmission, these infections are most likely to be spread by fleas. Ctenophthalmus nobilis, a flea that lives on bank voles, was shown to transmit different species of Bartonella bacteria. These pathogens have also been found in fleas that live on gerbils, cotton rats and brown rats.

    "We analysed bacteria found in Rattus norvegicus in Taiwan. The brown rat is also the most common rat in Europe," said Professor Chang. "By analysing the DNA of the bacteria, we discovered a strain that is most closely related to B. rochalimae, which has been isolated recently from a human infection in the United States".
    No word on if it will kill people outright or turn them into zombies. I'm buying a freakin' flea collar.
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    Ooooooooooohhhhhhhhhh man. Thank God this is talking about Bacteria. For a second I thought this was gonna be about Pres-elect Obama!


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    Great flick LL, strange as hell, but awesome flick.

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    I always felt bad for the k9. And some of you fuckers are worried about the polar ice caps melting. Yall go green, I'm going safe mode...Out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by track 5 View Post
    I always felt bad for the k9. And some of you fuckers are worried about the polar ice caps melting. Yall go green, I'm going safe mode...Out.
    Yeah, that was bullshit! I thought the movie was cool, but it in no way, resembled the book.

    Plague, shmague, I'm having a hard time taking some of the bacteria names seriously, like 'B. elizabethae' and 'B. grahamii' (What's that one do, preach you to death?).
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