Three-year-old Boy Suspected Of Contracting Bubonic Plague In China
A centuries-old disease responsible for the most deadly pandemic in human history, bubonic plague is categorised as a re-emerging disease, WHO said.
Another case of bubonic plague in 2020 was reportedly detected in China.
A three-year-old boy in China’s southwest Yunnan Province is suspected to have contracted bubonic plague, according to the Global Times.
Bubonic Plague 2020
According to Global Times, Menghai county has started a level IV emergency response to prevent the spread of the disease. This is not the first case of bubonic plague reported this year.
Earlier in July and August, China confirmed two cases of bubonic plague in northern province Inner Mongolia, according to a statement on the local health authority’s website. The second case—and the first death—died of circulatory system failure, reports said, however, it did not mention how the patient had caught the plague.
Bubonic Plague Symptoms
A centuries-old disease responsible for the most deadly pandemic in human history, bubonic plague is caused by bacteria and transmitted through flea bites and infected animals. Bubonic plague, which is one of three plague forms, causes painful, swollen lymph nodes, as well as fever, chills, and coughing.