Skip to comments.2 Cases of Plague Found in China, Sparking Fears of an Outbreak
Posted on 11/13/2019 2:37:40 PM PST by 11th_VA
The pneumonic plague is almost always fatal, and spreads quickly, as it did with the Black Death outbreak in the 14th century
Two people in China were diagnosed with the pneumonic plague, sparking fears of an outbreak of the highly contagious and deadly disease among Chinese citizens.
Government officials said that the two cases came from Inner Mongolia, and they are now being treated in a hospital in the Chaoyang District in Beijing, CNN reported.
Amid concerns that the two cases could spur the spread of the plague, as it did in the 14th century with the Black Death, the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday that there is an extremely low risk of that happening again.
The Chinese CDC said in a statement that they moved the two patients into quarantine and medicated anyone they could have infected, while launching an investigation to find others who may have been exposed to the plague, The Wall Street Journal reported.
The pneumonic plague is the deadlier of the three types, which also include the bubonic and septicemic plagues. Bubonic is the most common, and there are typically around a dozen cases in the U.S. each year. But the pneumonic plague is almost always fatal if not treated, the U.S. CDC says...
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Bubonic and Pneumonic are different varieties.
Even though it is only two deaths in Mongolia, I will have to cancel my tour of the yurts and yak herds.
Yeah, but it’s pneumonic which persistantly pops up in China every year; it was pneumonic which struck the U.S. in 2007 and 2014 (multiple victims, single death).
They are probably spraying that stuff in the Ugyr areas.
I just KNEW somebody would do that!.....................
Wasnt China the origin of the Black Death the first time around?
Nope, but I have seen a grown man naked!
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