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WHO doesn't see bubonic plague in China as high risk - spokeswoman

 

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FILE PHOTO: A logo is pictured on the headquarters of the World Health Orgnaization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland, June 25, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

 

GENEVA (Reuters) - An apparent outbreak of bubonic plague in China is being "well managed" and is not considered to represent a high risk, a World Health Organization (WHO) official said on Tuesday.

 

Local authorities in the city of Bayan Nur in the Chinese region of Inner Mongolia issued a warning on Sunday, one day after a hospital reported a case of suspected bubonic plague. It followed four reported cases of plague in people there last November, including two of pneumonic plague, a deadlier variant.

 

"We are monitoring the outbreaks in China, we are watching that closely and in partnership with the Chinese authorities and Mongolian authorities," WHO spokeswoman Margaret Harris told a U.N. press briefing in Geneva.

 

"At the moment we are not...considering it high-risk but we are watching it, monitoring it carefully," she added.

 

The bubonic plague, known as the “Black Death” in the Middle Ages, is a highly infectious and often fatal disease that is spread mostly by rodents. Cases are not uncommon in China although they are becoming increasingly rare.

 

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9 minutes ago, ubonjoe said:

There is also a vaccine for the plague. I was getting a shot every 6 months when in the military and on word wide mobility many years ago for it.

Was it a vaccine, or were you administered preventative Antibiotics? 

 

I was in Kazakhstan about 20 years ago, there was reports of a case (outbreak?) nearby. We were ‘administered’ a vaccine, but I’m wondering if it was not a preventative Antibiotic.

 

 

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