BUBBONIC PLAGUE: CHINA DECLARES A STATE OF EMERGENCY IN YUNNAN

China declared a Level IV health emergency after a new case of bubonic plague emerged: a three-year-old boy in Yunnan was struck by the disease, authorities reported on Friday. The child is receiving proper care after suffering from a mild infection.

This case was discovered during a specific screening for the disease across the province, after three rats were found dead for unknown reasons in a village. Local disease control authorities initially concluded on 21 September that a rat epidemic had occurred in Xiding, in the Menghai area.

National and provincial experts were sent to Menghai to monitor the spread of the plague in the village. The local authority set up a work team to carry out inspection, diagnosis and quarantine for the premises and reminded residents to quickly report if they have had any contact with dead mice and to see a doctor if they show symptoms similar to the temperature. Recall that the bacillus of Yersinia Pestis is transmitted through fleas that inhabit mice and small rodents, such as squirrels, in general and whose bite transmits the disease.

In July, some sporadic cases of Plague had been noted in Northern China, specifically in the sparsely populated Inner Mongolia. The most famous epidemic of plague, that of 1347 called "The Black Death", left from Mongolia to travel with the Mongol hordes to the East and reach Genoa, from where it spread throughout Europe, causing the death of a third about the population. Today the disease is treatable with antibiotics, even if the pulmonary form remains particularly fearful.


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