Mongolia reported a case of initial diagnosis of plague. The patient has been isolated for treatment
【#Mongolia reports a case with a preliminary diagnosis of plague#】The National Zoonosis Research Center of Mongolia released a message on June 30 that one case was reported in Chechege County, Kobdo Province in the west of the country. The initial diagnosis was a case of plague. The patient is currently being treated in isolation.
According to reports, a 27-year-old herdsman was sent to the hospital for treatment on the 28th due to unwell health after illegally preying on marmots, and was initially diagnosed with plague. The patient is currently in critical condition. Relevant departments have isolated 33 close contacts and observed them, and some regions of Kobudo province have taken martial law measures.
Marmots are commonly known as woodchucks. The plague is a bacterial infectious disease, spread mainly by fleas that live on wild rodents such as woodchucks.
Mongolian National Zoonosis Research Center urges the public not to eat marmot meat for the health of themselves and the surrounding population. Experts in epidemic prevention called on the relevant government departments of the country to step up efforts to control the illegal hunting of marmots to fundamentally eliminate the risk of contracting plague. (Reporter Asgang)