China bubonic plague spreads: Beijing orders second lockdown
Now open: Certificate Course in Management of Covid-19 by Govt. Of Gujarat and PlexusMDKnow more...Now open: Certificate Course in Management of Covid-19 by Govt. Of Gujarat and PlexusMDKnow more...
Sadly, a man died in the region's city of Bayannur from multiple organ failure after contracting the deadly disease that caused the Black Death.

Authorities tracked the man's movements back to his village and sealed it off. This is the second village to be placed in quarantine within the past few weeks.

Authorities in Bayannur said: "The place of residence of the deceased is locked down, and a comprehensive epidemiological investigation is being carried out."

Health officials in this city announced a villager there had died of circulatory system failure due to infection with bubonic plague.

Health officials then rushed to seal off the ordered the village of Suji Xincu where the deceased person had first come into contact with the disease.

The reason for such extreme measures is because the bubonic plague is a highly infectious and often fatal disease.

The World Health Organisation, WHO, said: "Bubonic plague has a case-fatality ratio of 30 percent to 100 percent if left untreated."

Bubonic plague is caused by the bite of an infected flea that usually lives on rodents such as rats. The bacterium Yersinia pestis then enters into the host via the bite. It travels to the nearest lymph node to replicate. The lymph node swells in size in a lump called a bubo.

Source:
1. https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1320540/china-bubonic-plague-news-lockdown-village-bayannur-inner-mongolia-rats
2. https://www.who.int/mediacentre/infographic/plague/en/
Dr. T●●●●z H●●●●●●i and 18 others like this11 shares
Like
Comment
Share