The Chinese Authorities in the regions of Inner Mongolia, sealed the village, after an incident relating to a family dying from bubonic plague, the eldest infectious disease that caused the most deadly pandemic in human history.
On Sunday, the death was to the health officials in the Baotou City, while on Thursday, the confirmation came that the victim was a bubonic plague patient, according to the Baotou Municipal Health Commission’s website states.
SujiXincun village was sealed off, to curb the spread of the disease. Besides, all other villagers have tested negative for bubonic plague so far.
The commission claimed that at least 9 close contacts as well as 26 secondary contacts have tested negative but still quarantined.
The village where the incident took place falls under the Damao Banner district, where Level 3 alert has been activated that falls in the second-lowest category of a 4-level system, till the end of the year.
In this year, this was the second confirmed case and first death due to bubonic plague in China. The first case was reported in Bayannur in July, another city located in Inner Mongolia, leading to shut down the tourist spots and activation of another Level-3 alert.
Bubonic plague, the plague’s one of the 3 forms is characterized by the fever, coughing, chills, and painful swollen lymph nodes.
Antibiotics can treat several infections if detected early, and it has helped a lot in getting rid and controlling outbreaks in Europe during the Middle Age.
Though bubonic plaque was not eliminated and it made its return and classified under the re-emerging disease category by the World Health Organization (WHO).