On the one hand, the world is reeling under the scourge of the coronavirus that had spread around the world from Wuhan in China, and now numbers of people have been found suffering from new infections in Lanzhou, in the city of Gansu province, in china's northwestern region. These infections are spread from brucellosis bacteria and are afflicting a large number of people. China's state-run newspaper Global Times quoted the St. for Diseases Control Department in the Gansu province as saying that about 3,245 people were infected with the bacteria. Last Monday, 21,000 people were tested. Initially, 4,646 people were reported as positive. However, these numbers may be higher than expected, and the administration and the general public are currently concerned about its outbreak.
What is brucellosis, and how does it spread?
Brucellosis is a bacterial disease that mainly infects cows, sheep, and goats, pigs, and dogs. Humans may also have infections if they come into contact with an infected animal. For this, infected animal products can be consumed by eating and drinking or breathing bacteria in the air. The World Health Organization says that most of these diseases are coming to humans by consuming pasteurized milk or cheese without infected animals. Humans have minimal infection in humans. The disease has been reported in many countries of the world, according to the World Health Organization. It is possible to treat it. The drug lasts for one-and-a-half months.
What are its symptoms?
Symptoms of the disease can take from one week to 2 months. But often, symptoms occur in 2 to 4 weeks. Symptoms are fever, sweating, fatigue, loss of appetite, headaches, weight loss, and muscle pain. Many symptoms can last longer, and some of them may never go, such as frequent fever, joint pain, swelling of the testicles, swelling of the heart or liver, brain symptoms, fatigue, depression, etc. Sometimes there are very mild symptoms.
How did it start in China?
The bacteria was spread after a factory leak in July-August last year. The Brucella vaccine production, which was formed to treat this bacteria, was used to incite disinfectants, which led to the leakage of bacteria-related aerosols into the air. It is said to have the Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute, where the infection through the air has led to the spread of the disease to the people.
Months after the disease spread, provincial and municipal authorities began investigating the factory's leak, and the factory's vaccine production license was revoked by January. A total of seven animal drugs were canceled in the factory. According to ANI, the factory publicly apologized in February and said it had severely punished eight people found responsible for the case.
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