After Covid, bacterial disease haunts China

Brucellosis outbreak was caused by a leak at bio-pharmaceutical company last year

After Covid, bacterial disease haunts China

Amid the Covid-19 outbreak, now several thousand people in northwest China have tested positive for brucellosis, a bacterial disease, the authorities have confirmed. Reuters file

Beijing, September 18

Amid the Covid-19 outbreak, now several thousand people in northwest China have tested positive for brucellosis, a bacterial disease, the authorities have confirmed.

The brucellosis outbreak was caused by a leak at a bio-pharmaceutical company last year. According to media reports, the disease, also known as Malta fever or Mediterranean fever, can cause symptoms including headache, muscle pain, fever and fatigue. While these may subside, some symptoms can become chronic or never go away, like arthritis or swelling in certain organs, as per the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). — IANS

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