Thursday, October 28, 2021

SH**HOLES ALERT: Could the Bubonic Plague Be the End Result of Progressive Urban Policies?; America's 10 Most Rat-Infested Cities, and related stories

Frank Franklin II
Could the Bubonic Plague Be the End Result of Progressive Urban Policies?
In the Middle Ages, the bubonic plague killed millions in Europe. Fleas that feed on rats, mice, and squirrels transmit the illness when they bite humans. Rats and mice are a particular problem because they often live in proximity to humans. When rodent populations explode, the risk for disease transmission to humans rises. Poor sanitation attracts rats. New York City has a rat problem, and now it is making people sick.
On Fox News Friday night, Dr. Marc Siegel reported 14 cases and one death from leptospirosis in New York City. Humans become ill by coming into contact with rat urine. Seigel blamed declining sanitation in the city, with piles of garbage remaining for days at a time. It is generally a seasonal disease that emerges in late summer and early fall.
When host Jesse Waters asked Siegel if it was the bubonic plague, Siegel responded, “Not yet, but we’re getting there.” He noted that the flu-like illness caused by leptospirosis could be mistaken for COVID-19 initially. Siegel said the infection, which is treated with penicillin, infects about 1 million every year globally, causing an average of 59,000 deaths. Most of the illnesses are in poor and developing countries.
Dr. Drew Pinsky explained how diseases tied to poor sanitation could become a pernicious problem when he sounded the alarm in Los Angeles in 2019. Cases of typhus had emerged and started to spread. Like the bubonic plague, it is transmitted to humans by fleas, mites, lice, or ticks that bite an infected animal, like a rat. And typhus wasn’t the only disease tied to poor sanitation originating in homeless encampments, according to Pinsky: --->READ MORE HERE
America's 10 Most Rat-Infested Cities
When pest control company Orkin released its "Top 50 Rattiest Cities" list in October 2020, Chicago was named the most rat-infested city in the U.S for the sixth time in a row.
The list was compiled on the number of new residential and commercial rodent treatments the company performed between Sept. 1, 2019 and Aug. 31, 2020.
In the previous year's report, Chelle Hartzer, an Orkin entomologist, warned residential properties "offer the ideal habitat for rodents because of access to food and water sources, potential entry points and hiding places."
She added: "A rat can squeeze through an opening as small as a quarter, while a mouse can wedge its way into a hole smaller than a dime."
The cities listed below are America's 10 most rat-infested, according to Orkin.
Follow links below to related stories:

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