Well it's just an anecdote as they both like me!I have heard anecdotally that you're usually midge food or tick food.
It’s been around for ever, pneumonia is considered far more dangerous. In this case it wasn’t spread by fleas either, they were infected by handling the animal. First report of this I read, the liver of the rabbit had been eaten, but I can’t substantiate that. There are 3 forms of this plague, pneumonic (lungs), bubonic (lymph system), septicaemic (blood). Over 2000 people were infected in Madagascar in 2017.Just read that two people have died in china from Bubonic plague, (AKA The Black Death...................scary music playing in the background.) apparently after eating rabbits, now I assume they had hunted the rabbits which were infected with fleas carrying the disease, I now wonder how long it will be before it gets here, I mean if anyone watches the Australian Customs Programme which often features people from China attempting to import all kinds of vegetation and animal products into Oz, you have to ask yourself how vigilant are our Border Controls.
We are facing catastrophe from the latest swine flu, which is estimated to kill a third of all the pigs in the world, and which is spreading all over Europe at the moment, and as most of these disease originate in the far east, we need to find out how they are spreading so fast, obviously air travel being the biggest factor in the spread of disease.
Even though we are an island we are not immune in any way.