Bubonic plague: (n) the most common form of plague in humans, characterized by the formation of buboes
I suppose I could sit here and rattle off information about the bubonic plague based upon what I know, and try to illuminate you on the dangers of a sickness that has not infested the Earth for hundreds of years.
I mean–rats, I’m not going to do that.
Or you can assume I mean, rats are what caused it.
And since rats did spread the bubonic plague, somebody eventually stopped the human death toll by increasing the death toll of rats.
Wherever there are rats, there is the danger of sickness. And what are the characteristics of rats?
They hang around foul and vile substances, nibbling on them until they, themselves, become filled with the venom of disease. So when they interact with others, they spread their infection, even though for some reason it does not kill them.
Rats are immune to their own “rattiness.”
So even though the bubonic plague still exists–and I’m sure they have samples of it in laboratories where they study its composition and dangers–there are other rats we should watch out for. These are the creatures who claim to be human, but nibble on nastiness and bite people, inflicting them with indifference.
Let me just say–damn it to hell, people are just not generous to one another any more.
The rats have gotten to us.
So even though it’s unlikely that any of us will get bubonic plague, it’s still a good idea to dodge the rats.
You just never know what they’ve been slurping up.