Strict quarantine measures vs ‘black death’ plague urged

CAGAYAN de Oro Second District Representative Rufus Rodriguez is urging authorities to tighten the quarantine measures of people coming from China especially in regions where “black death” plague infected two persons.

Rodriguez said quarantine measures should be strengthened considering the number of Chinese entering the country.

He also urged the Chinese government to enforce its own quarantine in the communities where the bubonic plague was discovered and impose protocols to prevent its spread.

The bubonic plague is an infection of the lymphatic system, usually resulting from the bite of an infected flea (rat flea). The disease can be transmitted by direct contact with infected tissue or exposure to the cough of another human.

“We also request the World Health Organization to send its experts to china to help them contain the plague,” he added.

The World Health Organization said the bubonic plague is the most common type of plague, but it’s still incredibly rare.


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