The world is already battling a pandemic, And we have an another big disease outbreak in China.
The health commission of Lanzhou City in China announced an outbreak of brucellosis disease which was caused due to a leak in a biopharmaceutical company last year.
What is Brucellosis?
Brucellosis is a bacterial disease that mostly infects cattle, swine, goats, sheep and dogs. Humans can get infected by this disease by being in direct contact with these livestock animals. There can also be a human to human transmission of this infection if a person eats the infected food.
The impact of the spread:
This disease has infected over 3,000 people in China so far. 3265 in the North West of China have tested positive for the bacterial disease, Brucellosis, aka Mediterranean fever.
What are the symptoms of the disease:
Symptoms of this disease include fever, sweats, malaise, anorexia, headache and muscle pain. There are some symptoms that might eventually disappear, but some can also stay forever such as recurrent fevers, arthritis, swelling of the testicles and scrotum area, swelling of the heart.
But what’s concerning is. In rare cases, this disease can also serious symptoms such as infertility in men.
When did the outbreak happen:
The leak took place in a biopharmaceutical company named Zhongmu Lanzhou, last year, between the month of July and August while producing veterinary vaccinations for this disease.
How did the outbreak happen:
Outdated disinfectants and sanitizers were used during the production of Brucella vaccines for animal use. This caused the waste gas to leak from the factory which contained this bacteria.
Let’s just hope that we have a control over this spread and the contamination ends as soon as possible.
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