World Health Organization doesn't see bubonic plague in China as high risk: Spokeswoman

World Health Organization doesn't see bubonic plague in China as high risk: Spokeswoman

World Health Organization doesn't see bubonic plague in China as high risk: Spokeswoman

China has largely eradicated plague, but occasional cases are still reported, especially among hunters coming into contact with infected animals. The patient is under treatment in a hospital and apparently in a stable condition. Level 3 is the second least serious rating in the four-level rating system.

Under the new measures announced in Bayannur, which will remain in effect until 2021, suspected cases of plague among human patients or sick and dead marmots must be reported immediately.

Painting by Michel Serre (1658-1733) representing the town hall of Marseille during the plague of 1720.

If that were to occur, then the bubonic plague could spread rapidly throughout Russian Federation and more broadly, triggering a full-scale epidemic with deadly consequences: an untreated victim normally dies in about two days.

Russian authorities have warned residents of regions near Mongolia against hunting marmots but stressed there was no risk of bubonic plague spreading across the country.

"We 're not considering it high-risk at the moment, but we're watching it, carefully monitoring it", she added.

World Health Organization spokeswoman Margaret Harris said in Geneva, "We are monitoring outbreaks in China". In 2017, there were more than 300 cases of this disease during an outbreak in Madagascar and the research said only 30 people died.

South Korean newspaper Hankyung today reported a growing number of bubonic plague bacteria have been found in multiple areas in Northeast China.

Between 2009 and 2018 there were only 26 reported cases with 11 deaths worldwide.

Bubonic plague cases are rare but the symptoms still show up time-to-time in the human body. The last outbreak of the plague was in the 14 century when it killed tens of millions of people across the world.

The bubonic plague, one of the plague's three forms, causes swollen lymph nodes, a fever, chills, and coughing.

Plague is extremely contagious and transmitted among animals and individuals as a result of the chunk of contaminated fleas and speak to with infected animals like marmots.

It is also seen the disease did not spread beyond any borders to affect any people.

Plague can be treated with antibiotics.

The latest cases of the plague are thought to have been caused by the preparation or consumption of a marmot, a small rodent. In an interview with Healthline a year ago, Dr Shanti Kappagoda, an infectious diseases doctor at Stanford Health Care, said, "Unlike in the 14th Century, we now have an understanding of how this disease is transmitted".

According to the US Centres for Diseases Controls and Prevention (CDC), there were instances of the plague annually in America between 2000 and 2018.

The bubonic plague, known as the "Black Death", is a highly infectious and often fatal disease spread mostly by rodents. Some historians believe that the nursery rhyme Ring-Around-A-Rosie was inspired by the black plague. It originated in East Asia, in Yunnan, China.

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