Mongolia’s National Center for Zoonotic Diseases (NCZD) reported today of a case of bubonic plague in an individual from the capital city of Ulaanbaatar.
It is reported that the man ate infected marmot meat.
According to the NCZD press release (computer translated):
RESPONSE MEASURES TAKEN:
The patient was isolated in the NICU and treatment was started.
Responding measures are being organized in the center of ZOST of Khentii Province.
5 persons of the 1st contact have been isolated and preventive treatment has been started.
The Rapid Response Team of the National Fire and Rescue Service is working at the scene.
REGARDING THE SITUATION, THE FOLLOWING RECOMMENDATIONS ARE DELIVERED FROM THE CITIZENS
In accordance with the law, do not hunt marmosets, trade, buy or transport marmosets-derived raw materials;
Do not use internal organs and meat of marmots, do not store them at home, and do not transport them to cities and towns;
Prevention of marsupial and rodent lice and flea bites;
If you experience symptoms such as high fever, headache, stomach discomfort, reddening of the face and eyes, body and muscle pain after contact with a marmoset, flea bites, skin disease of a marmoset, breaking meat, or after eating, please call the health care facility immediately.
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