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    A case of plague (bubonic plague) confirmed in Ningxia
     Jul 20, 2022|View:226

    On July 19, a case of plague (bubonic plague) was confirmed in the General Hospital of Ningxia Medical University. The official website of the Ningxia Health Commission recently announced the details 

    of the imported plague case.

    Patient Liu Moumou felt feverish, fatigued, unconscious, and watery diarrhea at around 9:00 on July 12. He returned to Yinchuan from Inner Mongolia and went to the Third People's Hospital of Yinchuan 

    City. He went to see a doctor at around 11:00 on July 13. At the Fourth People's Hospital of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, he was treated at the General Hospital of Ningxia Medical University on July 

    14. He was diagnosed as a suspected plague case on July 19, and a plague case was confirmed on the same day.

    At present, in accordance with the requirements of the Ningxia Plague Control Emergency Plan, the Ningxia People's Government has launched a four-level emergency response. Relevant regions and units 

    have fully activated the emergency response mechanism in accordance with relevant laws and regulations, and have adopted strict classification management and control of epidemic-related areas and personnel. 

    measures, and the disposal work is progressing in an orderly manner.

    Plague is a severe infectious disease mainly transmitted by Yersinia pestis through rat fleas. Clinical manifestations include fever, severe toxemia symptoms, lymphadenopathy, pneumonia, and bleeding tendency. 

    There have been many epidemics of plague in the history of the world, and tens of millions of people died. Before liberation, my country also had many epidemics, and the fatality rate was extremely high. In 1992, 

    there were 9 countries, including Brazil, China, Madagascar, Mongolia, Myanmar, Peru, the United States, Vietnam, and Zaire, reporting human plague in the world, with a total of 1,582 cases. Most of the patients 

    were concentrated in Africa, and the fatality rate was 8.7%. There are 29 cases in my country, concentrated in Xishuangbanna. The confirmed plague foci in China are distributed in 17 provinces (autonomous regions) 

    and 216 counties, and animal plague continues. The human plague expanded from two provinces (Qinghai and Tibet) in 1985 to six provinces including Yunnan, Inner Mongolia, Xinjiang and Gansu. In 1994, 693 cases 

    of plague broke out in neighboring India. The work of preventing and controlling plague in my country is still very important.


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