As if Coronavirus hadn't already rattled the world enough, a case of deadly bubonic plague has been detected in China compelling the country to issue a Level 3 warning, the second-lowest in a four-tier system.
The local health authority told China Daily: "At present, there is a risk of a human plague epidemic spreading in this city".
"The pubic should improve its self-protection awareness and ability, and report abnormal health conditions promptly".
The Black Death caused about 50 million deaths in Africa, Asia and Europe during the 14th century. "So although this might appear alarming, being another major infectious disease emerging from the East, it appears to be a single suspected case which can be readily treated".
Madagascar saw more than 300 cases during an outbreak in 2017.
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Jacob started covering video games and technology in college as a hobby, but it quickly became clear to him that this was what he wanted to do for a living. For bubonic plague specifically, the fatality rate is overall lower than for septicemic or pneumonic plague cases - according to World Health Organization, bubonic plague is fatal in about 30 percent to 60 percent of cases.
The bubonic plague is one of three types of plague caused by bacterium Yersinia pestis, a zoonotic bacteria usually found in small mammals and their fleas. But when the outbreak affects humans as when plague epizootic happens, many rodents die, causing the fleas to seek other hosts, including humans. Scientists believe that the plague bacillus reached Crimea in 1346 and most likely spread on black rats that traveled on merchant ships.
The main symptom of the bubonic plague - enlarged lymph nodes, called buboes. The disease has been studied well enough that "We know how to prevent it".
Authorities in China's northern Inner Mongolia region have stepped up precautions after a herdsman was confirmed at the weekend to have the bubonic plague.