CDC rejects rumor about plague from Chinese sites

NO MORE RUMORS: The CDC has reported a fourth case of the plague in China and clarified that it can only be spread through contact with infected rodents

Taipei Times
Date: Nov 24, 2019
By: Lee I-chia  /  Staff reporter

A rumor about finding fleas or insect eggs with plague-causing bacteria on products purchased online

Images and description of the symptoms of three plagues are displayed on Centers for Disease Control poster.
Photo provided by the Centers for Disease Control

from China is false, the Centers for Disease Control said yesterday.

The centers said on Friday that China confirmed a fourth case of the plague. A person living in Inner Mongolia ate raw wild rabbit and was infected with bubonic plague, one of three types of the plague.

The first case was confirmed in September after a person living in Gansu Province died of septicemic plague, followed by two cases of pneumonic plague contracted by a married couple in Inner Mongolia on Nov. 12, the CDC said.

The centers said the Beijing Municipal Health Commission does not consider the fourth case to be associated with the second and third cases.    [FULL  STORY]

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