In the North of China, in the Autonomous region of Inner Mongolia, was the case of infection the bubonic plague, reported on 5 July the authorities of the city district Bayan Nur.
According to the authorities, ill cattleman of the County of Urad-of Junzi. The patient is in the hospital in isolation, his health condition is stable.
In Bayan-Nur to the end of the year entered the third level of the epidemiological alert for the prevention and control of plague (a total of four levels, said the Agency Reuters).
The authorities noted that in the district there is a danger of infection from person to person, therefore urged to strictly observe measures of self-defense – not hunting and not eating meat of animals that can cause infection, report the detection of sick or dead groundhogs or other animals, as well as on suspected cases of plague, groundless increase in body temperature and sudden death.
According to Reuters, in 2009–2018 in China were registered 26 cases of bubonic plague and 11 deaths.
Inner Mongolia – a sparsely populated Autonomous region of China, which is on the border with Mongolia. Last week in Mongolia was confirmed two cases of infection with bubonic plague, in this connection in two areas of the province (aimag) Hovd entered quarantine. The cause of infection was the raw meat of a woodchuck that ate diseased.
On 6 July, the Mongolian government said that the status of the two previously infected people has improved, and the quarantine in Kobdo abolished, announced the publication of ikon.mn. But the country has revealed a new case of infection: infected 15-year-old boy from the province of Bayan-ölgii. According to preliminary data, he ate the meat of a marmot who was bitten by a dog.
As reported by the world health organization, the causative agent of plague is a zoonotic bacterium Yersinia pestis, which is usually present in the organism of small mammals and fleas. There are two main clinical forms of plague infection, pneumonic and bubonic, the latter is the most common. Without treatment, bubonic plague is fatal in 30–60% of cases. The disease is treated successfully with antibiotics.