Inner Mongolia (North China) reports plague in mice and issues level IV warning
Authorities in northern China’s Inner Mongolia discovered a dead mouse in the city of Baotou on Sunday, which has been linked to a rodent invasion.
Baotou City has issued a level VI plague warning, reminding local residents to stay away from mice, foxes and other wild animals. The warning took effect as soon as it was issued and will remain in effect until the end of this year, authorities said in the notice.
A Level IV warning is the lowest level identified in the national plague emergency response mechanism, according to media reports.
The notice reminds local residents to take necessary measures, stay away from rats, hares, foxes, stray dogs and cats and other wildlife, and avoid caves or other animal habitats.
Residents should promptly report any sick or dead rats, suspected plague carriers, and patients with unexplained high fever or sudden death.
Meanwhile, the notice also reminded field workers to wear long pants, long-sleeved tops and tall boots when working outdoors.
In August 2021, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region in northwest China reported a confirmed case of bubonic plague in its capital, Yinchuan, and the case was traced to Inner Mongolia, with the patient in a critical condition, which led to a level IV emergency intervention on the prevention of the plague. and control.