In China, an outbreak of bubonic plague

Recently we wrotethat in hospital of the Chinese city of Beijing asked two people and they received a terrifying and seemingly impossible in today’s world the diagnosis of bubonic plague. The authorities claimed that people should not fear the spread of the deadly disease, however, recently became aware of another infected person. He was 55-the summer inhabitant of China, which already is undergoing treatment in a local hospital, and communicate with him people are found, isolated and are under close medical supervision. New details about the plague in China told the publication Reuters.

Getting the plague is possible in the XXI century

Earlier we mentioned that the plague is divided into three types: bubonic, septic and pneumonic. The most common of these is bubonic and this strong struck the body of another resident of China. It is known that this disease is transmitted from rodents and fleas infected with bacteria Yersinia pestis. The main symptom causes on the human body, the so-called buboes, which represent swollen lymph nodes.

Chinese people ill with bubonic plague

Applied to the hospital, the man likely contracted the plague while eating undercooked rabbit meat. The fact that rabbits also belong to the group prisonearth, as I have with mice and rats common origin. Therefore, this animal too, may be contaminated with bacteria Yersinia pestis that can be transmitted to him from fleas. Is the third case of plague in China with the three previous, the doctors still can not say for sure.

About the relationship of rodents and rabbits, said samples of DNA

The researchers found that the patient is closely contacted with the group of 28 people. All of them were found and isolated to prevent the spread of infection. At the moment they are under the supervision of physicians and at the time of writing, no symptoms of the disease were found. However, this does not mean that the danger of the spread of the disease no infected people can get, has interacted with the other two cases of human plague.

The cause of the plague

It is noteworthy that this is not the first case of an outbreak of plague in China over the past 10 years. In 2014, the Chinese authorities had to isolate part of the city of Yumen due to the fact that there because of the bubonic plague died 38-the summer man. A carrier of the disease was infected by a marmot, who is a resident of the city fed his dog. After his death more than 150 people have been quarantined for a long time, too, was under the supervision of doctors.

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Most likely, a new outbreak of bubonic plague associated with an increase in the number of rodents. The population of mice, rats and rabbits could grow long in China to droughts caused by climate change.

In fact, today the number of deaths from bubonic plague are minimal. This species was the first of its kind, which respond to treatment with vaccines and serums. Over time, the plague began to treat with antibiotics and, if the treatment process is started on time, almost all infected people will sooner or later have cured. But before to protect themselves from the plague people helped the belief in Satan.

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