A rare but serious bacterial infection as hit another city in china, Inner Mongolia have issued an alert after a hospital reported a case of suspected bubonic plague.
The health committee of the city of Bayan Nur issued the third-level alert, the second-lowest in a four-level system, for plague prevention and control that will last till the end of 2020
In a press release on Sunday night, July 5 the Bayannur municipal health commission said that the people’s hospital in Urad Middle Banner reported the suspected bubonic plague case on Saturday, July 4.
The patient has been isolated and is receiving treatment in a local hospital, where is said to be stable.
The commission issued an advisory for residents in the area to prevent people-to-people infection including not to hunt and eat animals that could cause plague infections.
The warning follows four reported cases of plague in people from Inner Mongolia last November, including two of pneumonic plague, a deadlier variant of plague.
Bubonic plague is a rare but serious bacterial infection transmitted by fleas.
Symptoms of bubonic plague could be : fever, chills, headache, fatigue, and muscle aches, swollen lymph nodes, which can be as large as chicken eggs, in the groin, neck or armpit .