It’s time when shall begin calling China the capital of bad news as there is one more coming from the country. A city in northern China on Sunday sounded an alert after a suspected case of bubonic plague was reported, according to official media.
Bayannur, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, announced a level III warning of plague prevention and control, state-run People’s Daily Online reported. The warning will continue until the end of the year.
“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,” the local health authority said.
For the unaware, Bubonic plague is a bacterial disease that can spread by fleas residing on wild rodents such as marmots. the same can kill a person within 24 hours if not treated in time.
Pig Influenza Virus
Also, a few days ago, scientists from China Agricultural University and several other institutes have detected new cases of a pig influenza virus bearing genotype 4 (G4), which can spread from pigs to humans.
The researchers are concerned that it could mutate further so that it can spread easily from person to person, and trigger a global outbreak, BBC reported.
“Controlling the prevailing G4 EA H1N1 viruses in pigs and close monitoring in human populations, especially workers in the swine industry, should be urgently implemented,” Chinese researchers warned in the paper.
China currently is dealing with a lot including serious floods in South China that have killed over 150, new waves of coronavirus, the aforementioned spreads and despite all is curious about indulging in new border issues with countries including India, Bhutan and also Russia.