China's Inner Mongolia reports fresh bubonic plague case

China's Inner Mongolia reported a fresh, confirmed case of bubonic plague on Sunday, despite an earlier declaration by the country's health officials that the risk of an outbreak was minimal.
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written by Dr. Stephen A. Berger A frightening pandemic arises from animals in Asia and spreads westward, killing thousands in Italy, France, Spain, and many other countries. The more severe infections are characterized by cough and fever, leading to progressive pneumonia. There is no specific treatment available, and entire cultures live in fear and uncertainty.   And so, during 541-542 C.E. Yersinia pestis the bacterium that causes bubonic plague, spread out from China into the Byzantine Empire. Few were spared, and an estimated 25 to 100 million Europeans went on to die during repeated waves of infec...
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First of three epidemic/pandemic related posts, but going beyond the medical and health science.As it happens, I was reading this book when the current coronavirus outbreak started.  There is aninteresting piece about the book, written at the end of last week, on Literary Hub.The novel describes a fictional outbreak of bubonic plague in the town of Oran in Algeria, people's reactions to it, and each other, and the decisions that had to be taken.I am not (and neither is the author of the piece) comparing COVID-19 to bubonic plague but reading the story now does make some of those issues take on a certain relevance.
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As the world grapples with a global health emergency that is COVID-19, many are drawing parallels with a pandemic of another infectious disease – influenza – that took the world by storm just over 100 years ago. We should hope against hope that this one isn’t as bad, but the 1918 flu had momentous long-term consequences – not least for the way countries deliver healthcare. Could COVID-19 do the same? The 1918 flu pandemic claimed at least 50 million lives, or 2.5 per cent of the global population, according to current estimates. It washed over the world in three waves. A relatively mild wave in the ...
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Grave in Lincolnshire dates to medieval pandemic of 1348 and reveals rural plague catastropheA mass grave containing the remains of dozens of victims of theBlack Death offers chilling new evidence of the speed and scale of the devastation the plague brought to rural England, according to archaeologists.The grave, discovered in a remote corner of rural Lincolnshire, has been dated to the 14th century, almost certainly to theearliest and deadliest medieval outbreak of the disease in 1348-9.Continue reading...
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Authorities working to contain outbreak of disease that is worse than bubonic plagueTwo people in China have been diagnosed with plague, the latest cases of a disease more commonly associated with historical catastrophe.Plague is caused by the bacteriumYersinia pestis and can arise in three forms – a lung infection, known as pneumonic plague; a blood infection, known as septicemic plague; and a form that affects the lymph nodes, called bubonic plague.Continue reading...
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(Natural News) From malaria, to Ebola, or even the flu, tons of diseases break out and kill hundreds or even thousands of people every year. Any of these diseases could easily turn into an epidemic. For example, in 2017 an outbreak of the bubonic plague – the same plague that killed 60 percent of Europe...
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(Natural News) The City of Angels is on the verge of succumbing to a deadly disease epidemic, thanks to an out-of-control homeless problem that’s bringing back horrific contagions like bubonic plague that rarely make an appearance in the First World. According to Dr. Drew Pinsky, a celebrity radio doctor who was blacklisted from the mainstream...
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Publication date: Available online 25 June 2019Source: Microbes and InfectionAuthor(s): Christian Demeure, Olivier Dussurget, Guillem Mas Fiol, Anne-Sophie Le Guern, Cyril Savin, Javier Pizarro-CerdáAbstractPlague is a vector-borne disease caused by Yersinia pestis. Transmitted by fleas from rodent reservoirs, Y. pestis emerged less than 6000 years ago from an enteric bacterial ancestor through events of gene gain and genome reduction. It is a highly remarkable model for the understanding of pathogenic bacteria evolution, and a major concern for public health as highlighted by recent human outbreaks. A complex set o...
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Bubonic plague did not entirely disappear after the "Black Death" outbreaks of the Middle Ages
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Qingwen Zhang1†, Youquan Xin1†, Haihong Zhao1, Rongjiao Liu2, Xiaoqing Xu1, Yanfeng Yan2, Zhipeng Kong1, Tong Wang2, Zhizhen Qi1, Qi Zhang1, Yang You2, Yajun Song2, Yujun Cui2, Ruifu Yang2*, Xuefei Zhang1* and Zongmin Du2* 1Qinghai Institute for Endemic Disease Prevention and Control, Xining, China 2State Key Laboratory of Pathogen and Biosecurity, Beijing Institute of Microbiology and Epidemiology, Beijing, China Yersinia pestis is the etiological agent of the notorious plague that has claimed millions of deaths in history. Of the four known Y. pestis biovars (Antiqua, Medievalis, Orientalis, and ...
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