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https://www.foxnews.com/health/china-3rd-plague-case-man-wild-rabbit-meat

A 55-year-old man in China has become the country’s third case of plague in recent weeks.

Inner Mongolia, an autonomous region of northern China, confirmed a case of bubonic plague on Sunday, according to Reuters. The man, who was not identified, became ill after eating wild rabbit meat on Nov. 5, according to the outlet. He is isolated and being treated at a hospital in Ulanqab.

At least 28 other people who had close contact with the man are also isolated and “under observation,” per Reuters, which noted they do not appear to be showing any symptoms of the disease at this time.

Plague is a serious bacterial infection that’s separated into three main types: bubonic, septicemic and pneumonic. Plague is usually contracted after being bitten by a rodent flea carrying the Yersinia pestis bacterium or by handling an infected animal, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The disease can be fatal if not promptly treated.

Bubonic plague, specifically, is infamous for killing tens of millions of Europeans in the Middle Ages.

The case comes after reports last week that two people also from Inner Mongolia were reportedly diagnosed with pneumonic plague, the least common type of plague but the most dangerous, the Mayo Clinic says. It’s considered the most dangerous because it’s highly contagious, easily spread from person to person through cough droplets. The patients involved in the first two cases were diagnosed with the disease at a hospital in Beijing.

According to Reuters, Inner Mongolia officials said there is “no evidence” that the most recent case is linked to the previous two cases. That said, the third case of plague comes after the country’s health officials said the risk of contracting the disease is “extremely low.”

Six patients have died from plague in China since 2014, according to the country's health commission, The New York Times reported.

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So, in 6 years, in a country with a population of approximately 1,435,889,419 (as of Sunday, November 17, 2019), 6 folks have died. That's an average of 1/year or 6.964324597477934e-10 percent.

We had bubonic plaguevout West everywhere. Around Tahoe, you had to be careful around the chipmunks, especially the dead ones. North of Winnemucca there were other carriers, along with the sheep and the possibility of anthrax.
 

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I'm more worried about the plague spreading in China and having Chinese citizens travel here to "share the love". :yikes1:
 

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fleas carried the plague, rats carried the fleas. And children sang this song.

ring around the rosie, pocket full of posies,
ashs ashs we all fall down.

( a red circle was a sign of the plague, people thought the smell would keep the plague away,)
(they burned the dead, people fell down dead)
 

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Heard this story on the news the other day and they also said there are at least a couple of thousands cases every year worldwide. Why is this insignificant number of cases all of a sudden news?
 
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