- As the world continues to battle with the deadly coronavirus, another disease has been reported in China
- The disease called bubonic plague has claimed one life, forcing authorities to seal off a Chinese village
- This is the second time bubonic plague - a centuries-old disease - will be reported in China in 2020
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A Chinese village has been sealed off after a resident died from bubonic plague, a centuries-old disease responsible for the most deadly pandemic in human history.
After the death was reported to health authorities in Baotou city on Sunday, August 2, the victim was confirmed to be a bubonic plague patient on Thursday, August 6.
In a statement by the Baotou Municipal Health Commission on Thursday, the patient died of circulatory system failure, 9 News reports.
Legit.ng notes that Suji Xincun village, where the dead patient lived, was sealed off to curb the spread of the disease.
According to the statement, daily disinfection of homes has been ordered by authorities. The statement also indicated that all villagers have so far tested negative for the disease.
The commission disclosed that nine close contacts and 26 secondary contacts of the patients have been quarantined and tested negative.
Recall that this is the second case of bubonic plague in China in 2020. The previous case was discovered in July in Bayannur but the patient did not succumb to the disease.
In other news, a 43-year-old man who was in a three-week coma as he battled COVID-19 woke up to discover the disease had killed both his mother and her partner.
The man identified as Scott Miller was struck by COVID-19 on March 21, 2020, after his 76-year-old mother Norma tested positive for the disease.
Miller's mother contracted the disease when she was being treated at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for a fall.
It was while Norma, who suffered from dementia, was in the hospital that Miller also tested positive and became seriously ill.
The self-employed locksmith was rushed to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the same hospital and was placed in a medically-induced coma to help save his life.
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