Bubonic plague alert comes from China

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Bubonic plague alert comes from China

Is another pandemic on the way?

Tuesday, 7th July 2020


A north China city alerted people this Sunday after a bubonic plague case, as suspected, was reported. As per the reports of People’s Daily Online, a state-run News Platform, Bayannur which is an autonomous region of Inner Mongolia, recently declared a 3rd level plague prevention warning.

 

On the 1st of July, state-administered news agency; the Xinhua news agency told that 2 suspected bubonic plague cases were reported in Western Mongolia’s Khovd Province and that the results were confirmed through lab tests. The confirmed bubonic plague cases were of two brothers- one, a 27 years old young man and the other one, a 17 year old adolescent. Both the brothers had eaten marmot meat as revealed by the health officer, who while saying so, cautioned people against eating marmot meat.

 

Bubonic plague is a rare kind of plague in which the bacteria is transmitted from a rodent’s body to a human host’s body through the bite of fleas that are infected. It can be pretty serious and life-taking. The Bubonic plague falls under the category of Zoonotic diseases and the bacteria that triggers this plague outbreak is called bacterium Yersinia Pestis. When a person is detected with a Bubonic plague infection, he or she will need immediate hospitalization. Even a little delay could kill one in just 24hrs or even less.

 

Without proper treatment this plague could claim the lives of 30-60 percent of people who are suffering from it.

 

The symptoms of this kind of a plague are:

  • Excessively inflamed and sore lymph nodes
  • Chills
  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Muscle pain

 

Between 2010 and 2015, the total number of bubonic plague cases as reported was 3,200 and the number of deaths from the plague was 584 deaths.

 

The Black Death tragedy that took place in Asia, Africa and Europe in the 14th century was but the result of the bubonic plague. More than 50 million people are said to have died during that time.

 

 

Source: Times of India


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