Mongolian police seize 109 dead marmots, possible cause of the spread of bubonic plague

With the cases of coronavirus pandemic taking an upward stride, the world at large is dealing with the worst of the health crisis and the emergence of news about the bubonic plague adds to the worry of the people across the globe.

According to the World Health Organisation, the bubonic plague is a bacterial disease that is spread by fleas living on wild rodents, such as marmots. The disease can kill an adult in less than 24 hours, if not treated in time.

Cases of bubonic plague have emerged in Mongolia. The National Centre for Zoonotic Diseases said that a total of eight suspected cases of bubonic plague have been reported across the country so far this year, and 17 out of all 21 Mongolian provinces are now at risk for the bubonic plague.

On July 20, Mongolia’s National Police Agency (NPA) said that the Mongolian police seized a total of 109 dead marmots so far this year, which could have spread the bubonic plague. In a statement, the NPA added that the dead marmots were found in 20 vehicles, heading to the capital city of Ulan Bator.

Under the Mongolian law, a person convicted of killing, transporting and buying or selling the rodent will be fined up to three million Mongolian tugriks (about 1,055 U.S. dollars).

With the cases of coronavirus pandemic taking an upward stride, the world at large is dealing with the worst of the health crisis and the emergence of news about the bubonic plague adds to the worry of the people across the globe.

According to the World Health Organisation, the bubonic plague is a bacterial disease that is spread by fleas living on wild rodents, such as marmots. The disease can kill an adult in less than 24 hours, if not treated in time.

Cases of bubonic plague have emerged in Mongolia. The National Centre for Zoonotic Diseases said that a total of eight suspected cases of bubonic plague have been reported across the country so far this year, and 17 out of all 21 Mongolian provinces are now at risk for the bubonic plague.

On July 20, Mongolia’s National Police Agency (NPA) said that the Mongolian police seized a total of 109 dead marmots so far this year, which could have spread the bubonic plague. In a statement, the NPA added that the dead marmots were found in 20 vehicles, heading to the capital city of Ulan Bator.

Under the Mongolian law, a person convicted of killing, transporting and buying or selling the rodent will be fined up to three million Mongolian tugriks (about 1,055 U.S. dollars).

Photo Credit : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marmot#/media/File:Marmota_flaviventris_(Yellow_Bellied_Marmot),Yosemite_NP-_Diliff.jpg

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