According to Natural News, the Chinese city of Yumen, with a population 30,000, was reportedly sealed off after a man who handled a dead marmot contracted bubonic plague and later died, potentially exposing hundreds of others to the disease in the process.
Though no other cases of bubonic plague have since emerged, most of Yumen remains closed off, with nobody being allowed to enter or leave the city. About 150 people who reportedly came into direct contact with the man have been placed under quarantine, according to reports, and officials are keeping a close watch for any new cases that might appear.
Reports indicate that the 38-year-old man developed swollen lymph nodes not long after touching the small, furry rodent, which is related to the squirrel. Though not typically transmissible from person to person, bubonic plague can spread to the lungs and turn into pneumonic plague, which is contagious. Because of this, officials are taking dramatic precautions to prevent uncontrolled spread.
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How Ebola spreads?
To understand Ebola prevention, you first need to understand how it spreads.
Ebola is a level-4 biohazard virus. It spreads so easily and quickly that even well-trained doctors wearing protective masks and gloves keep getting infected from nearby patients.
An Ebola infection only requires a single virus to enter your body, usually through your mouth or eyes.
Ebola can spread through “aerosols,” meaning liquid particles suspended in the air. When a person infected with Ebola sneezes, vomits or coughs, they can create Ebola aerosols. “1 – 10 aerosolized organisms are sufficient to cause infection in humans,” explains the Public Health Agency of Canada. This is how Ebola becomes “airborne” even when it is not traditionally categorized as an airborne disease.
Sanitizing surfaces is a significant part of any defense against Ebola infections. It is well established that Ebola can be killed with sodium hypochlorite, also known as bleach. It’s also killed with methyl alcohol, Triton X-100 (a cleaning agent I use in the lab) and UV radiation.
This means sunlight kills Ebola, which is probably why you don’t find much Ebola in the deserts of the world. The pathogen tends to come out of humid jungle areas that are dark and damp. If it were to invade the USA, it would be far more “successful” in places like Florida and Louisiana where heat and humidity are commonplace.
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