After Coronavirus, Bubonic plague from China!
Is the world now going to be hit by yet another plague that is now reported to be in China, as per the Chinese authorities?
In the region of northern inner Mongolia, Chinese authorities, have reported that a herdsman has the dreaded Bubonic plague. The herdsman is from inner Mongolia, from the Chinese city of Bayannur. It has been reported that Bayannur, could now be the epicenter of what could be yet another epidemic.
Later, it was reported that a 15-year-old boy was also suspected to have the Bubonic plague. A dog had hunted down a marmot and the boy ate the marmot and developed a fever.
Marmots are pretty big ground squirrels of the genus Marmota and there are 15 species of marmots that can be found in Asia, North America and Europe.
Last week, in the Khovd province of Mongolia, two more cases of Bubonic plague have been confirmed. This was the result of two brothers also having eaten marmot meat. Around 146 persons came in contact with these brothers and they have been put into quarantine.
Bubonic plague stems from a Yersinia pestis bacteria and this can be transmitted to human beings, via infected fleas, rats, as well as infected animals. Bubonic plague is extremely infectious and very often, it is fatal. People who suffer from the Bubonic plague, have coughs, chills and fever.
For the prevention of the Bubonic plague, a level-3 warning has been issued by the Bayannur authorities. People in Bayannur have been told that they have to minimize the risk of the Bubonic plague being transmitted from humans to humans. The people of Bayannur, have also been instructed to refrain from hunting and eating animals such as marmots.
The local health authority in China said:
“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 worst part is, the Bubonic plague can explode, just like the Coronavirus and it did in the 14th century, where it brought about the disease that came to be called the Black Death pandemic. At this time, it spread to Africa, Europe and Asia and killed at least 50 million people, just in Europe.
If the Bubonic plague spreads all over the globe, China will be responsible for much more death and chaos, than that created by Coronavirus, which originated in Wuhan, China, in late December, 2019.
Ricardo Furtado is a very passionate novelist. He has written many novels – fiction as well as non-fiction. In his spare time too he just loves to write and write.