The Chinese authorities have announced the third level epidemiological threats because of the bubonic plague, the case where observed in the North-West of the country, in the Autonomous region of Inner Mongolia.
In addition, in the Mongolian region, bordering the Russian Republic of Altai, also revealed two cases of infection. Was hospitalized two men – 27-year-old man and a girl who is in critical condition. At the time of the appearance of the first symptoms of the disease she is in direct contact with 60 people and indirectly more than 400.
According to local doctors, all potentially infected isolated, and the town of Khovd, where he revealed an infected, closed for entry and exit.
The cause of the infection is called local cuisine: the bubonic plague is spread via fleas living on the Mongolian marmots (tarbiyah). In addition, catch the infection by eating raw meat or cutting. Meanwhile, the residents of Mongolia and Inner Mongolia (China) prey on marmots and eating them. In connection with the danger posed by this local tradition, the authorities banned the hunting of marmots, but the population ignores these regulations.
In the absence of necessary treatment, the bubonic plague can kill an adult within two days.