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Bubonic Plague alerted Chinese city: What more do you need to know

Bubonic Plague alerted Chinese city: What more do you need to know

A city in northern China appeared to be on alert after a suspected bubonic plague case was reported, official media in China said Sunday. The government People Online Online reported that Bayanur, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, has announced a third level of pest warning and control. On July 1, Xinhua reported that two suspected cases of bubonic plague in Khufd province in western Mongolia were confirmed by laboratory test results. The confirmed cases are a 27-year-old resident and a 17-year-old brother. The health official said the brothers ate pork. About 146 people who had contacted the couple were separated, Xinhua news agency said.


What is bubonic plague?

Bubonic plague is a rare but serious bacterial infection that is transmitted by fleas, rodents. It is an animal disease and can be transmitted to animals or humans. It is mainly the result of an infected flea bite. It can also result from exposure to bodily fluids of an animal with a dead plague. It is one of three lesions caused by the Yersinia pestis bacteria. The other two are plague septic and pulmonary plague. It is transmitted by Yersinia pestis bacteria and requires urgent hospitalization. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), it can kill an adult in less than 24 hours, if not treated in time. Without treatment, plague can kill 30% to 60% of those infected. What are your symptoms? A person with bubonic plague suffers from the following symptoms: enlarged lymph nodes, which can be as large as chicken eggs, in the groin, armpit, or neck. It can be warm and gentle. Others include fever, chills, headache, fatigue and muscle pain.


Previous incidents-

From 2010 to 2015, more than 3,200 cases of bubonic plague were reported, resulting in 584 deaths. In the fourteenth century, bubonic plague caused black death in Asia, Europe and Africa. It caused the death of more than 50 million people, about 25% to 60% of the population of Europe.


Bubonic plague in China-

In addition to the two cases in Khovd district, it was confirmed at the end of the week that a priest had been infected with the plague. The man was in stable condition in a hospital in Bayanur. The Bayanur Health Commission banned the hunting and consumption of animals that could transmit the plague, especially the earth's germs, until the end of the year, and urged people to report any dead or sick rodents. Another suspicious case of a 15-year-old boy has been reported in neighboring Mongolia, Xinhua news agency said. Xinhua said the boy had a fever after eating a dog chaser rat. Although highly pathogenic plague is rare in China and treatable, at least five people have died since 2014, according to the China National Health Committee.


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