Two Russian tourists have died in the West of Mongolia because of the bubonic plague claimed the lives of. The health authorities decided, as a precautionary measure, all persons who had direct or indirect contact with two Victims under quarantine.

it has affected 158 people, such as the “Siberian Times” writes. Including “around ten Swiss”, as the Swiss Federal Department of foreign Affairs (DFA) confirmed to Le Matin.

Four orphans

your health is not at risk according to the information of the Swiss authorities””. nThis may, however, is that the Swiss will have to wait even longer for it to return: According to the “Siberian Times” will take the quarantine in the “worst case” for up to 21 days.

In the case of the deceased Russians it is a 38-year-old man and his 37-year-old, pregnant woman. Are you sick of the plague, after they had consumed raw marmot meat. Both left behind four children between the ages of two and 13 years.

Black death in the middle ages

Worldwide, the world health organization (WHO) registered about 1,000 to 3,000 plague cases each year, mostly in the Form of small, localized epidemics. In Europe, there was the last-documented plague outbreak during the Second world war.

the plague is a highly contagious bacterial infection disease. The most common Form, the bubonic plague, the pain associated with fever, head, and limbs, and an inflammation of the lymph nodes in the groin area. In the middle ages millions of people were killed by the “Black death”. Today, the disease can be treated with antibiotics. (pma)