WHO ensures that black plague does not pose a serious threat in China

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WHO ensures that black plague does not pose a serious threat in China





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The WHO said that black plague is not a threat to China at the moment. Photo: Reuters.


The World Health Organization (WHO) indicated this Tuesday that it closely supervises the cases of black fish in China, emphasizing that the situation does not pose a great threat and is “well managed”, according to Margaret Harris, WHO spokesperson, who spoke at a press conference from the city of Geneva, Switzerland, the world headquarters of this multilateral body.

“At the moment we do not consider that there is a high risk, but we are closely monitoring the situation with the authorities of China and Mongolia.”

Margaret Harris.

Several cases of black fish in the last days in China; Authorities have already announced a series of measures after a case of the rare disease was detected this weekend. The patient, a pastor, is in a stable situation in a Bayannur hospital, reported the city’s Health Commission, and the WHO she has already been informed about this in order to provide guidance.

  • The commission banned the hunting and consumption of animals that can transmit black plague until the end of the year.
  • Marmots in particular; asked residents to report dead or sick rodents they find.

Another suspected case of black fish, from a 15 year old boy, was reported this Monday in neighboring Mongolia. Two other cases were confirmed last week in the Mongolian province of Khovd, involving two brothers who had eaten groundhog meat. Some 150 people who maintained contact with the two men were placed under quarantine. The WHO ask not to let your guard down in China and other countries.

Timely notification

In a note sent to the media, the WHO said to have been informed by China “On July 6, a case of black fish” The WHO stresses that the black fish It is “rare” and is generally found in certain regions of the world where it is still endemic: “The bubonic plague has been and is with us for centuriesMargaret Harris told reporters.

In China, some cases of black fish during the last decade, added the WHO. The black fish It is transmitted from animals to humans by infected flea bites or by direct contact with carcasses of small infected animals. It is not easily transmitted between humans, but in the current health context around the world, it is best to prevent.

With information from AFP.

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