China Be Wary of Bubonic Plague

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Jakarta, CNN Indonesia –

The authorities China near the Mongolian border continues to improve preparedness after a farmer in the region is positive bubonic plague.

Bayannur City Health Commission said the man is now in stable condition at the hospital.

Bubonic plague is a disease that originates from the bacterium Yersinia pestis. The disease is transmitted by infected mice through ticks to humans.

The Chinese Health Commission has banned hunting and consumption of animals that can carry diseases, especially marmots. Chinese authorities also ask every citizen to report if they see a rat or other similar animal that died.

Besides the man, bubonic plague also attacked a 15-year-old boy in the city. News agency Xinhua reported the boy had a fever after eating guinea pigs hunted by a dog.

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Meanwhile, reported AFP, two other bubonic plague patients were found in Khovd province. The two patients were called brothers and had bubonic plague after eating guinea pigs.

As many as 146 people who made contact with the two brothers have been temporarily quarantined to prevent transmission.

At least five people have been declared dead due to infection with bubonic plague since 2014.

This outbreak occurred when China was still not finished facing the threat of the corona virus pandemic (Covid-19).

Having had zero positive cases, China again faces the risk of a second wave of corona transmission after detecting hundreds of new Covid-19 cases that have emerged in the capital city of Beijing.

(rds / evn)



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