China issues a warning after 2 cases of Bubonic plague were reported in Mongolia

Smrithi Mohan
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The Chinese region of inner Mongolia reported two cases of Bubonic plague on Saturday. The government has issued a warning forbidding people from eating risky animals.

China has issued an alert of a new disease called the Bubonic plague after 2 suspected cases were reported. The disease is said to be very fatal with the government forbidding the people from consuming certain animals that may cause the spread of the same. It is highly infectious and is spread by fleas on rodents. The plague is also called the Black Death of the Middle Ages.

Two patients were suspected to have fallen ill with the potentially fatal disease in the Chinese region of inner Mongolia. It is said that the patients ate Marmot meat, which is a type of wild rodent. This caused the government to issue a warning two days later. A level III warning of plague prevention and control was announced in the region. According to the local health authorities, the warning will continue up until the end of 2020.

As per the World Health Organization (WHO), Bubonic plague is a bacterial disease that is spread by fleas living on wild rodents. It can kill an adult in less than 24 hours if not treated in time. The disease can also spread from person to person resulting in a worldwide outbreak if not taken good care of.

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