New bubonic plague case suspected after covid-19 in China; Alert sounded.

In this hard times of corona virus pandemic , chine has reported another deadly bubonic plague case in the northern China’s inner Mongolia. The detection of the suspected case of bubonic plague has come to light in statement issued by a local health commission on its website.

As per a media report, a third-level warning alert was issued on Sunday. The warning period has been extended to the end of the year. On July 1, state-run Xinhua news agency said that two suspected cases of bubonic plague reported in Khovd province in western Mongolia have been confirmed by lab test results. The confirmed cases are a 27-year-old resident and his 17-year-old brother. The brothers ate marmot meat, the health official said.

The Yersinia pestis bacteria can be transmitted to humans from infected rats via fleas.  Though the highly-contagious plague is rare in China and can be treated, at least five people have died from it since 2014, according to China’s National Health Commission. 

Bubonic plague symptoms and precautions:

The health commission urged the people in city to take precautions to avoid infection. It is a bacterial disease spread by fleas living on wild rodents such as marmots.

According to World Health Organisation(WHO), the plague can kill an adult in less than 24 hours if not treated in time. Bubonic plague symptoms include headaches, fever and vomiting. Swollen and painful lymph nodes occur in the area close to where bacteria entered skin.