Beijing, China: Thousands In China Contract “Bacterial Disease”.
The UNO reported that thousands of people in northwest China have tested positive for a bacterial disease after a leak from a state-owned biopharmaceutical plant making animal vaccines last year.
As per the Health Officials report, “3,245 people had contracted brucellosis, a disease often caused by close contact with infected animals or animal products that can bring about fevers, joint pain and headaches”.
Another 1,401 people tested as an early positive for the disease.
The recent report from health authorities said that there was no evidence of person-to-person transmission so far.
According to Xinhua news agency data, more than 20 students and faculty members of Lanzhou University, some of whom had been to the institute, subsequently tested positive as well.
Lanzhou’s health commission told in its statement that sheep, cattle and pigs were most commonly involved in the spread of the bacteria.
As per the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, person-to-person transmission of brucellosis is “extremely rare” but some symptoms may reoccur or never go away.
These include recurrent fevers, chronic fatigue, swelling of the heart or arthritis.