The CDC (Center for Disease Control) has declared that a bacterium with similar traits as the disease, the Bubonic Plague, known as the “Black Plague” has broken out in East Asia. The new strain of this lethal disease was first reported 2 hours ago in Tianjin, China. Originally the Bubonic Plague was contracted from bites by a rodent carrier, from what the CDC has observed, it has now evolved to where contact with any of the human orifices can cause infection. The CDC states that symptoms are known within minutes of contraction. Symptoms are the swelling of the esophagus and lymph nodes, yellowing of the eyes and skin, vomiting, and bleeding from tear ducts in the eyes. What is known is that it attacks the circulatory system. Clogging one’s lungs, throat, mouth and nostrils. In one case, a victim in Laos reported that he had contracted it through eating an infected food. Currently known affected areas are population dense regions of China, Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia. The severity of this disease has lead the CDC to recommend that all people stay indoors, and not to have contact with foreign objects. If you believe you have been in contact with or know someone who has had contact with this disease, call 911 immediately. Stay attentive to any news outlet accessible for further information, the CDC is working to provide the public more information. This disease is extremely dangerous and contagious, do follow the recommended procedure to ensure the most safety to you, your family, and friends.

By: Brett Bruns