Archive | July 6, 2020

Rainstorms Wreak Havoc, Trigger Floods in Southwest China #Rainstorms #Floods #China

China bubonic plague: Inner Mongolia takes precautions after case #BubonicPlague #Mongolia #China

Bubonic Plague Alert

Authorities in China have stepped up precautions after a city in the Inner Mongolia autonomous region confirmed one case of bubonic plague.

According to state reports, the Bayannur patient – a herdsman – is in quarantine and in a stable condition.

Officials said they were also investigating a second suspected case, according to China’s Global Times.

The bubonic plague was once the world’s most feared disease, but can now be easily treated.

The first case was reported as suspected bubonic plague on Saturday at a hospital in Urad Middle Banner, in Bayannur city. It is not yet clear how or why the patient might have become infected.

The second suspected case involves a 15-year-old, who had apparently been in contact with a marmot hunted by a dog, a tweet from Global Times said.

A level 3 alert, which forbids the hunting and eating of animals that could carry plague and calls on the public to report suspected cases, has been put in place until the end of the year.

Courtesy of BBC News

MAGNITUDE 4.6 CENTRAL AFGHANISTAN #earthquake #Afghanistan

Subject to change

Depth: 10 km

Distances: 19 km W of Kabul, Afghanistan / pop: 3,044,000 / local time: 20:36:23.0 2020-07-06

2 km SE of Paghmān, Afghanistan / pop: 49,200 / local time: 20:36:23.0 2020-07-06

Regional view

MAGNITUDE 5.5 MAUG ISLANDS REG, NORTH MARIANA ISLANDS #earthquake #MaugIslands #MarianaIslands

Subject to change

Depth: 125 km

Distances: 646 km N of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands / pop: 48,300 / local time: 22:58:04.1 2020-07-06

1705 km S of Tokyo, Japan / pop: 8,337,000 / local time: 21:58:04.1 2020-07-06
2426 km E of Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China / pop: 7,872,000 / local time: 20:58:04.1 2020-07-06

Global view