The Bubonic plague or Black death had caused one of the worst pandemics in Asia, Africa and Europe, killing at least half population of Europe in 14th century.
While the world is continuing to battle against the deadly COVID-19 pandemic, a city in Northern China sounded an alert on July 5 after it found a suspected case of Bubonic Plague. Following the report, Bayannur, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, announced a level III warning of plague prevention and control.
Under level III alert of plague prevention and control, people have been urged to immediately report any sick or dead marmot, big rodents that resemble squirrels. The alerts also forbids hunting and eating of animals that could carry the plague.
This is not the first time that a suspected case of bubonic plague is being reported in the world this year. Earlier, two other suspected cases of the plague were reported in Khovd province in western Mongolia.
The Bubonic plague also known as black death is a rare but serious bacterial infection that is transmitted by a bacteria called Yersinia pestis. It generally spreads through contact with infected fleas.