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The Swiss are due to bubonic plague quarantine

About a dozen of tourists from Switzerland is sitting in Mongolia due to bubonic plague in quarantine. A total of 158 foreign nationals were being held near the

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The Swiss are due to bubonic plague quarantine

About a dozen of tourists from Switzerland is sitting in Mongolia due to bubonic plague in quarantine. A total of 158 foreign nationals were being held near the border with Siberia, due to risk of Infection. Earlier, a local couple who had died of the highly dangerous infection disease.

The Department of foreign Affairs (FDFA) in Bern has confirmed, that a group of Swiss will be held in the West of Mongolia in quarantine. Their health was not in danger, you would be allowed to leave the Region, in addition, soon, it said on Monday. The Mongolian authorities have, however, the duration of the quarantine, yet not limited - you could include 21 days and relates to the whole of the city of Ölgii in the Western Mongolian province of Bayan-Ölgii, on the border to Siberia. Also in quarantine tourists from the USA, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, Germany and South Korea.

Raw meat. health

The victims, a 38-year-old man and his 37-year-old pregnant wife, belonging to, according to the local authorities of the Kazakh minority and now have four orphan children, had been infected with the highly dangerous infection and were already on 1 May, died.

The Couple had eaten raw marmot meat, what the contagion is recycled, according to the newspaper "the Siberian Times" reported. The English-language Russian leaf with its headquarters in Novosibirsk, in turn, is quoted by the Swiss newspaper "Le Matin" from Monday. According to the old Mongolian people believe the consumption of raw meat and the internal organs of freshly killed marmot strengthens the health.

The bubonic plague can cause, according to the world health organization, WHO, within 24 hours of death, if not treated quickly with antibiotics. It is for the devastating plague epidemics in the Europe of the 14th century. Century and also later on, held responsible that estimate came in way 50 million people were killed. (nlu/sda/red)

Created: 06.05.2019, 17:57 PM

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