Bubonic Plague Makes a Comeback in China. 2020 Couldn’t Get Crazier

July 6, 2020 11:17 PM UTC
As if 2020 couldn't get any worse, China has just confirmed a small outbreak of Bubonic Plague, i.e., the 'Black Death.'
  • The infamous Bubonic Plague, also known as the ‘Black Death,’ has claimed two lives in Western Mongolia and infected a few in the Chinese region of inner Mongolia.
  • 2020 has been full of surprises, but this latest development takes it to another level.
  • China has become a Petri dish of deadly diseases lately.

Judging by the craziness 2020 has brought us so far, one might think nothing could surprise us anymore. Well, think again. Bubonic plague, the one that killed half of Europe back in the 13th century, has just made a comeback in China and Mongolia.

What We Know So Far

Two people, a 17-year-old and a 27-year-old died, in western Mongolia of suspected bubonic plague on July 1. Later, lab results confirmed that they had contracted the disease.

After a suspected case in Bayan Nur, a city in the Chinese region of inner Mongolia, 146 people are currently under quarantine.

The two who contracted this disease ate marmot meat. Although the condition isn’t caused by consuming marmot meat, it is derived from a bacterium called Yersinia Pestis, which is found in fleas. That is the root cause of this plague and the one that killed millions, hundreds of years ago.

Twitter Goes Into Meltdown

As expected, Twitterati went into a full-blown meltdown as soon as the reports surfaced.

A Twitter user gives up on 2020. |Source: Twitter

This year has already given us a pandemic, and the thought of another one makes people want to leave the planet.

A Twitter user considers quitting the planet. | Source: Twitter

Despite the fear, we are now much better equipped to deal with a bacteria-based disease than we were back in the 13th century.

Expect China to Continue Having Outbreaks and Exporting Them to the World

We are already in a pandemic, thanks to China and the CCP, who isn’t fond of sharing actual information.

While COVID-19 and China’s expansionist exploits distract the world, there is another potential pandemic brewing in their backyard.

As the G4 H1 N1 virus hits the headlines, another virus called the hantavirus has caused the CCP to burry more information.

As the world battles COVID-19, there is an urgent need to monitor whatever China has in store for us.

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Last modified: July 6, 2020 11:18 PM UTC

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