Health Alert: Fatal Airborne Transmission of Pneumonic Plague Spreading at Alarming Rate. These Lifesaving Antibiotics are Your Best Defense

[Editor’s Note: Have you noticed how deadly outbreaks have been occurring more frequently? Remember the Ebola scare? Or the avian flu epidemic? While many of these spread in third world countries, they are escalating in severity. Mother Nature may be telling us something.

Presently, the pneumonic plague or as many of us know as The Black Death has resurfaced and it’s airborne. Thus far, 684 plague cases and 57 deaths have occurred from an airborne transmission of the plague in Madagascar and Seychelles. One fact is certain, this outbreak is spreading at an alarming rate and many in the affected area are scrambling for face masks, supplies and most importantly, antibiotics.

Only time will tell if this outbreak moves to other parts of the world, but it is important to keep a vigilant eye on this health crisis and know how to protect yourself to mitigate the effects.]

 

There has been an outbreak of plague, the pneumonic form that can be transmitted directly through airborne transmission, involving direct contact with someone who has been infected.  Although this is taking place far away on the islands of Madagascar and Seychelles off the coast of East Africa, the Ebola outbreak a few years ago showed that such outbreaks cannot always be completely confined.

Dave Hodges released an excellent piece recently, entitled Something Very Big and Very Evil is About to Happen that is worth reading, especially concerning the special warehouse facilities where government medicine and supplies are being stockpiled throughout the nation.  Another very relevant article is entitled “An alarming development as the Bubonic Plague is now confirmed in the Seychelles while hundreds of new cases suspected in Madagascar“.  The reason this plague is so bad is that it is readily transmissible, it is a pneumonic plague (which is more severe), and fatalities are occurring within 24 hours.

How to Protect Yourself Against the Pneumonic Plague

I researched a WHO site that lists pharmacological treatments for the plague.  The resource is 79 pages in length, authored by two medical doctors.  It comes directly from a WHO (World Health Organization) plague manual from Chapter 3 entitled “Treatment of Plague.”  I am going to list the top three plague medications from the article here:

1.Streptomycin is the number one drug for the treatment of Yersinia pestis (the plague bacteria) and specifically effective against pneumonic plague.  The dosage is 30 mg per kg (of patient body weight…conversion being 1 kilogram = 2.2 pounds).  Up to 2 grams per day can be administered in divided doses, injected intramuscularly for a course lasting 10 days or until 3 days after the body temperature of the patient has returned to normal.

2. Chloramphenicol: can also be used to treat plague, with a dosage of 50 mg/kg/day in divided dosages. The dose is given parenterally (by IV) or orally, for a period of 10 days.

3. Tetracycline is an antibiotic that is bacteriostatic. This means that bacteria does not grow/spread with its administration.  This antibiotic can be used in treatments of plague.  Loading (initial) dose of 15 mg/kg is given, not to exceed 1 g total.  Subsequent dosages are 25-50 mg/kg/day, with no more than 2 g per day given, for a total of 10 days.  It can be given as an adjunct to other antibiotics.  Caution in that expired Tetracycline cannot be used past the expiration date, because it is hepatotoxic (poisonous to the liver).  It also causes photosensitivity (makes one sensitive to sunlight).

Preparing for Outbreaks by Using Multipurpose Drugs

The website, www.rightdiagnosis.com  lists Ciprofloxacin as a drug to use against pneumonic plague post exposure.  Ciprofloxacin prevents the plague bacteria’s DNA from being able to replicate.  In short, it stifles reproduction of the bacteria, and it is a broad-spectrum antibiotic.  The FDA authorized it as a preventative medication and as a treatment.  Dosage (a website for drugs at www.drugs.com ) lists it 500 to 750 mg orally every 12 hours for 14 days.

In case you haven’t been following the news, the drug listed above, Ciprofloxacin is also a drug that can treat against Anthrax.  Yeah, one of the bio-weapons that North Korea is believed to have stockpiled…with the capability to deliver to the United States via a missile.

In addition, the shelf-life to the last med is at least 10 years, and it doesn’t need refrigeration.  It is also available as an aquarium med from veterinary pet suppliers without a happy prescription from your smiling, happy, perfect doctor.  So now Mr. and Mrs. Hallmark and family can stock up on something that may help if the pneumonic plague crosses borders and the ocean, as well as picking up something that may be used to treat for anthrax initiated by a war.

Preparation and survival must take into consideration the nature of the disaster that strikes for an apocalyptic/SHTF scenario, but you must also consider what is going on prior to the event… because chances are high that it won’t stop going on!  Outbreaks that are contained will become epidemics when a collapse happens or a nuclear war.  You want to well-round your supply stores with what is needed before you need it.  Be smart, and update your supplies periodically, so that you’re never without a current and working supply of meds.  More information will be published on this outbreak in the near future where we will cover more on the plague and go over some herbal remedies that may help in case you can’t acquire the meds listed here.  JJ out!

 

Jeremiah Johnson is the Nom de plume of a retired Green Beret of the United States Army Special Forces (Airborne). Mr. Johnson was a Special Forces Medic, EMT and ACLS-certified, with comprehensive training in wilderness survival, rescue, and patient-extraction. He is a Certified Master Herbalist and a graduate of the Global College of Natural Medicine of Santa Ana, CA. A graduate of the U.S. Army’s survival course of SERE school (Survival Evasion Resistance Escape), Mr. Johnson also successfully completed the Montana Master Food Preserver Course for home-canning, smoking, and dehydrating foods.

Mr. Johnson dries and tinctures a wide variety of medicinal herbs taken by wild crafting and cultivation, in addition to preserving and canning his own food. An expert in land navigation, survival, mountaineering, and parachuting as trained by the United States Army, Mr. Johnson is an ardent advocate for preparedness, self-sufficiency, and long-term disaster sustainability for families. He and his wife survived Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. Cross-trained as a Special Forces Engineer, he is an expert in supply, logistics, transport, and long-term storage of perishable materials, having incorporated many of these techniques plus some unique innovations in his own homestead.

Mr. Johnson brings practical, tested experience firmly rooted in formal education to his writings and to our team. He and his wife live in a cabin in the mountains of Western Montana with their three cats.

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Originally published October 17th, 2017
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  • Nailbanger

    JJ,,,
    Wheres a good place to get antibiotics?
    Thank you

    • genann59

      Not JJ, but pet supply stores in the fish section. I believe he mentions that. Several survival on-line stores carry pet antibiotics, as do most pet stores. And as JJ says, you do not require a prescription to get them at pet stores, and can buy as many as you want, when you want to get them. If you get them before everyone else does.

      • Nailbanger

        Thank you, will do a bit more research, has been on my to do list but this is the third or fourth article on this issue in about a week,

    • Walmart in the Pet/fish area !

      Good read very practical info !

  • genann59

    Not too comforting. Highly allergic to the entire Tetracycline family of antibiotics and to Cipro. Wondering if colloidal silver would help at all?

    • Way Out West

      CS kills viruses and bacteria. Best to get a CS maker so you can make it yourself when needed with distilled water.

    • PrayParent Prep

      Believe it or not I asked my doctor and they said you can also use Clyndomiacin for anthrax. Not sure about the plague but I am also allergic to Cipro.

  • A Arizonian

    J.J. listed the top three antibiotics for this, there are alternatives for these which I’m sure he will be writing about very soon ~ but do your own research on this to see what will works best for you!

  • Missouri Patriot

    It is bacterial or antibiotics wouldn’t work. There are other routes besides the above for those of us who can’t or choose not to use antibiotics.
    Colloidal silver is good especially if you can get a nebulizer for it.
    Other possibilities would be oregano oil and olive leaf. There are some essential oils that are good as well if you can diffuse them.
    Most important of all is to keep your immune system really tuned up. Death rate is not 100% and there are lots of variables. Don’t panic-prepare!

  • Tess

    I thought I would share a link to a question a reader just asked if military personnel were protected against this strain of the pneumonic plague because of their vaccinations they received while in the military. The answer is no. Read more here.

    http://readynutrition.com/resources/ask-tess-are-military-personnel-who-were-vaccinated-against-the-plague-protected-from-the-airborne-strain-of-the-plague_17102017/

  • PL C

    We visited China last year, and Africa this year. Visited a ‘travel’ doctor pre-trips and did all the CDC recommended meds/vaccines, for malaria, high altitude, gut problems, hepatitis, pneumonia, etc. Without being requested, the doctor added ciprofloxacin for possible acute gut infections. Neither time did the doctor request our travel documents, so I suppose you could obtain some cipro without being sick. The office visit was not covered by insurance. We had no health problems on either trip, and so we have the cipro stockpiled! Good to hear that it has a long life, and is effective with the pneumonic plague. The bubonic plague has been present in the Sierra Nevada mountains (through rodents) for some years now.

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