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Two men in China have contracted pneumonic plague

Two men in China have contracted pneumonic plague

In a recent report by the Chinese authorities, it has been uncovered that the deadly pandemic of pneumonic plague which had caused widespread deaths has made an appearance in the region by affecting two men. They are currently undergoing treatment for the ailment whilst the authorities are imposing preventive measures to prevent the spreading of the disease. Out of the three types of plague- bubonic plague, septicaemia plague and pneumonic plague, the pneumonic plague is the most deadly while also being the rarest out of the three.

“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.From 2010 to 2015, more than 3,248 cases were reported worldwide, including 584 deaths,” said a report from the World Health Organisation. They have also decided to put the disease under the category of those that are re-emerging due to the current reappearances.

Plague is a disease that is caused by fleas and lice of rodents and other such animals which act as carriers. It is a deadly infliction that had caused widespread death during the middle ages.


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