China reports one suspected bubonic plague case

China reports one suspected bubonic plague case

Multiple Facebook and Twitter posts shared thousands of times claim the World Health Organization (WHO) has said a case of bubonic plague detected in China in early July 2020 is likely to trigger a "severe epidemic". The disease killed approximately fifty million people across Africa, Asia and Europe in the fourteenth Century. Over 3200 were infected worldwide resulting in 584 deaths, between 2000 and 2015. Left untreated, the disease - which is typically transmitted from animals to humans by fleas - has a 30-60% fatality rate. It was the most fatal and terrifying pandemic in the history of humanity.

The Bayannaoer health commission has warned of the risks of human-to-human infection from the plague and urged that people in the city take precautions, Livemint reported. And also avoid touching dead or sick animals such as marmot, Byanmor authorities ordered the public to report as soon as they find such animals.

A statement released by Mongolia's National Center for Zoonotic Disease (NCZD) said the lab tests confirmed two unidentified individuals had contracted what they call "marmot plague" in the Khovd province. A bacterial infection causes the plague.

Infectious droplets. Cough droplets in the air of a contaminated person can cause pneumonic plague. It is also transmitted to humans by inhalation of infected respiratory droplets. In November of previous year, four cases of bubonic and pneumonic plague were in the North of China within one month of the registered.

Young survivors have compared the often three-day stint in hospital to feeling like they had been "hit by a truck".

On Friday, the chief infectious diseases specialist at Russia's Federal Biomedical Agency, Vladimir Nikiforov, declared that the plague is "absolutely no threat" to Russian Federation, as it is "not transmitted from person to person".

The consumer protection watchdog Rospotrebnadzor said there's no risk of plague outbreaks spreading to Russian Federation because of border closures and travel restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The northern Magnolia faced the same plague a year ago where two herders died after eating marmot meat and extracting the disease. The central government - and some global experts - called for calm after Chinese researchers reported that a new variation of the H1N1 swine flu, called G4, has "the essential hallmarks of a candidate pandemic virus" and has already been found in some pig farmers. But is there any cause for concern? Bubonic plague was much more deadly during the Middle Ages, as it wiped out a large part of Britain's population. However, some experts believe that "it's very unlikely that this will become an epidemic", wrote Bruce Y. Lee, professor of Health Policy and Management at the City University of NY.

"The danger of this causing an epidemic is reduced, we still possess the remedy and it's been contained pretty quickly". So, there is pretty much no chance for a pandemic to be done like previously. In addition to this, we already saw the rise of pandemic potential G4 influenza strain in China.

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