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The patient diagnosed with bubonic plague in Bayannur is now being treated at a local hospital and is in stable condition, the city's health commission said. "The public should improve its self-protection awareness and ability, and report abnormal health conditions promptly".
However, it can now be treated with antibiotics. More than 300 cases were found in a minor outbreak in Madagascar past year, killing about 30.
On Monday, July 6, another suspected case was reported that involved a 15-year-old boy from the neighboring Mongolia who came in contact with a marmot hunted by a dog.
Earlier, the bubonic plaque was registered in the west of Mongolia. This plague is also known as Black Death and it is very infectious and often fatal.
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The bubonic plague is the most common type of the disease, which is caused by bacteria called Yersinia pestis that live in some animals - mostly rodents - and their fleas. Two more people got pneumonic plague - another form of the disease, which infects the lungs - months later across the border in Inner Mongolia.
Last week, two cases of bubonic plague were also reported in the neighboring country of Mongolia. A study shows that it has a 30-60 percent fatality rate.
"We know how to prevent it".
Fortunately, health experts now have more understanding of this disease, such as how it is transmitted and how to treat it effectively, so it's unlikely to become a worldwide health crisis, unlike the novel coronavirus, which is still relatively new.
Symptoms include high fever, chills, nausea, weakness and swollen lymph nodes in the neck, armpit or groin.
"Plague is rare, typically found in selected geographical areas across the globe where it is still endemic", the agency said, adding that sporadic cases of plague have been reported in China over the last decade.
E no dey clear how di patient catch di infection, but di kontri dey on alert for more cases.