WHO doesn't see bubonic plague in China as high risk: Spokeswoman

WHO doesn't see bubonic plague in China as high risk: Spokeswoman
WHO doesn't see bubonic plague in China as high risk: Spokeswoman

Thank you for reading the news about WHO doesn't see bubonic plague in China as high risk: Spokeswoman and now with the details

Aden - Yasmine El Tohamy - The bubonic plague is a highly infectious and often fatal disease that is spread mostly by rodents.

An apparent outbreak of bubonic plague in China is being 'well managed' and is not considered to represent a high risk, a World Health Organization (WHO) official said on Tuesday.

Local authorities in the city of Bayan Nur in the Chinese region of Inner Mongolia issued a warning on Sunday, one day after a hospital reported a case of suspected bubonic plague. It followed four reported cases of plague in people there last November, including two of pneumonic plague, a deadlier variant.

"We are monitoring the outbreaks in China, we are watching that closely and in partnership with the Chinese authorities and Mongolian authorities," WHO spokeswoman Margaret Harris told a U.N. press briefing in Geneva.

"At the moment we are not...considering it high-risk but we are watching it, monitoring it carefully," she added.

The bubonic plague, known as the "Black Death" in the Middle Ages, is a highly infectious and often fatal disease that is spread mostly by rodents. Cases are not uncommon in China although they are becoming increasingly rare.

These were the details of the news WHO doesn't see bubonic plague in China as high risk: Spokeswoman for this day. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information. To follow all our news, you can subscribe to the alerts system or to one of our different systems to provide you with all that is new.

It is also worth noting that the original news has been published and is available at Khaleej Times and the editorial team at AlKhaleej Today has confirmed it and it has been modified, and it may have been completely transferred or quoted from it and you can read and follow this news from its main source.

PREV Beirut explosion: Death toll continues to climb, with thousands injured
NEXT Peru President Vizcarra's PM loses confidence vote, Cabinet reshuffle imminent