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World Two people got the plague in China. Why is it still a thing?

09:30  13 november  2019
09:30  13 november  2019 Source:   cnn.com

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Bubonic Plague Strikes In Mongolia: Why Is It Still A Threat? The plague swept Europe 700 years ago, killing a third of the population. It was called the Black Death, possibly for dark It killed millions in China and Hong Kong in the late 1800s before scientists began associating the illness with rats

Usually, people get plague after being bitten by a rodent flea carrying Yersinia pestis, the bacterium that causes the disease, or by handling an infected The same treatment is used for the two most common types of plague . Bubonic plague has a case-fatality ratio of 30% to 60%, while pneumonic

a close up of a purple flower: Purple-colored Yersinia pestis bacteria, the bacteria that causes the plague, seen on the spines of a flea.© National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Purple-colored Yersinia pestis bacteria, the bacteria that causes the plague, seen on the spines of a flea.

Two people in China are being treated for plague, authorities said Tuesday. It's the second time the disease, the same one that caused the Black Death, one of the deadliest pandemics in human history, has been detected in the region -- in May, a Mongolian couple died from bubonic plague after eating the raw kidney of a marmot, a local folk health remedy.

The two recent patients, from the Chinese province of Inner Mongolia, were diagnosed with pneumonic plague by doctors in the Chinese capital Beijing, according to state media Xinhua. They are now receiving treatment in Beijing's Chaoyang District, and authorities have implemented preventative control measures.

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Nowadays, the plague still crops up from time to time, although antibiotics will treat it if taken soon after exposure or the appearance of symptoms. The ethnic Kazakh couple died in Bayan-Ulgii, Mongolia's westernmost province bordering Russia and China . It is not clear what treatment they

Why didn’t these earlier infections lead to devastating outbreaks like the Black Death? It seems the answer is part biological — genetic mutations to Constantinople’s culture created a perfect storm of conditions for an epidemic. It was a congested urban center with a population of over 500,000 people

Plague, caused by bacteria and transmitted through flea bites and infected animals, can develop in three different forms. Bubonic plague causes swollen lymph nodes, while septicemic plague infects the blood and pneumonic plague infects the lungs.

Pneumonic -- the kind the Chinese patients have -- is more virulent and damaging. Left untreated, it is always fatal, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

During the Middle Ages, plague outbreaks devastated Europe, killing around 50 million people. Since then, we've invented antibiotics, which can treat most infections if they are caught early enough -- but the plague isn't gone. In fact, it's made a recent comeback.

From 2010 to 2015, more than 3,248 cases were reported worldwide, including 584 deaths, according to the WHO. The three most endemic countries are the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Madagascar, and Peru.

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What's perhaps more surprising is that it is still killing people in the US. " Plague was pretty prevalent, with epidemics in Western port cities. But the last urban plague was in Los Angeles in An average of seven cases of plague per year is one thing , but the risk of biological warfare, even if it 's a

Most people who got bubonic plague died within a few days, screaming in pain. That ’s why people called it the Black Death. These swellings got hard like rocks and hurt. DNA evidence shows that the plague came first from China , but the first recorded instance of people getting bubonic plague was

In the United States, there have been anywhere from a few to a few dozen cases of plague every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2015, two people in Colorado died from the plague, and the year before there were eight reported cases in the state.

Having caused close to 50,000 human cases during the past 20 years, the plague is now categorized by WHO as a re-emerging disease.

How do you get plague? Is it curable?

According to the CDC, people usually get plague after being bitten by a rodent flea carrying the bacterium Yersinia pestis. Infected animals like cats and dogs can also infect their owners.

The bacteria persists because low levels circulate among populations of certain rodents, the CDC says. These infected animals and their fleas serve as long-term reservoirs for the bacteria.

A 2018 study suggested it's not just rats that are responsible -- the Black Death may have spread by human fleas and body lice.

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Nowadays, the plague still crops up from time to time, although antibiotics will treat it if taken soon after exposure or the appearance of symptoms. The ethnic Kazakh couple died in Bayan-Ulgii, Mongolia's westernmost province bordering Russia and China . It is not clear what treatment they

Usually, people get plague after being bitten by a rodent flea carrying Yersinia pestis, the bacterium that causes the disease, or by handling an infected The same treatment is used for the two most common types of plague . Bubonic plague has a case-fatality ratio of 30% to 60%, while pneumonic

There is currently no effective vaccine against plague, but modern antibiotics can prevent complications and death if given quickly enough. However, a strain of bubonic plague with high-level resistance to the antibiotic streptomycin, which is usually the first-line treatment, was seen recently in Madagascar.

Untreated bubonic plague can turn into pneumonic plague, which causes rapidly developing pneumonia, after bacteria spreads to the lungs.

A recent report suggests that researchers are exploring a variety of approaches to develop an effective vaccine. Since different vaccine designs lead to different mechanisms of immunity, the authors conclude that combinations of different types might overcome the limitations of individual vaccines and effectively prevent a plague outbreak.

How do you protect yourself from plague?

Key steps for prevention of plague include eliminating nesting places for rodents around your home, sheds, garages and recreation areas by removing brush, rock piles, trash and excess firewood, according to the CDC.

Report sick or dead animals to law enforcement or your local health officials, do not pick up or touch them yourself. If you absolutely must handle a sick or dead animal, wear gloves.

Use insect repellent that contains DEET to prevent flea bites and treat dogs and cats for fleas regularly. Do not sleep with your pets as this increases your risk of getting plague. Finally, your pets should not hunt or roam rodent habitats, such as prairie dog colonies.

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