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Alert- Bubonic Plague Reports in China’s Inner Mongolia

Bubonic Plague Reports in China’s Inner Mongolia

Authorities in the Chinese region of Inner Mongolia are on a high alert after a suspected case of bubonic plague, the disease that caused the Black Death Pandemic, was reported on Sunday. Black Death in the Middle Ages, has killed an estimated 50 million people in Europe.

The case was discovered in the city of Bayannur, located northwest of Beijing, according to state- run Xinhua news agency.Local authorities had issued a citywide Level 3 warning for plague prevention,the second lowest in a four-level system.

 How you get contract the plague

Plague, caused by bacteria and transmitted through flea bites and infected animals,such as mice and rats, inhaling infected respiratory droplets from infected persons or animals is one of the deadliest bacteria infections.

Symptoms of Bubonic plague 

Bubonic plague, which is one of Plague‘s three forms, causes painful, swollen lymph nodes, as well as fever, chills, and coughing.

Bayannur authorities warned the public to report findings of dead or sick Marmots - a type of large ground squirrel that is eaten in some parts of China and the neighboring country, Mongolia, and which have historically caused plague outbreaks in the region.

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