A case of bubonic plague has been confirmed in China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region, according to local health officials. The Bayannur city health commission said a herdsman was diagnosed with the disease on Sunday and is receiving treatment in hospital, with his condition reported as being stable, according to state media.While it is not clear how the individual became infected, Bayannur city has put in place control measures as a precaution, issuing a level three alert that warns people not to eat, hunt or transport animals that can potentially harbor the disease in the region, such as marmots, Reuters reported. Newsweek subscription offers >The alert also encourages the public to report any dead or diseased rodents, as well as any suspected plague cases, with authorities saying the measures will stay in place for the rest of 2020.”At present, there is a risk of a human plague epidemic spreading in this city. The public should improve its self-protection awareness and ability, and report abnormal health conditions promptly,” health authorities in Bayannur said.Last week, authorities in the country of Mongolia—which neighbors the Chinese region of Inner Mongolia—reported two cases of bubonic plague associated with the consumption of marmot meat in Khovd Province.What… Read full this story
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