An outbreak of bubonic plague, which two days ago was recorded in Mongolia, poses no threat to Russia. In an interview with radio station “Moscow Says” the main infectious diseases of the Federal medical-biological Agency (FMBA) of Russia Vladimir Nikiforov stressed that such outbreaks — a common occurrence for Mongolia.

“Absolutely no threat to us. The fact that the bubonic plague from person to person not transmitted — it is not contagious. Sent only when the bubonic plague turns into pneumonic is the development of the bubonic plague as a complication,” explained the doctor.

According to him, when pneumonic plague during coughing and sneezing excreted the pathogen. In this case, it can become contagious. However, during antibiotic therapy, the plague pathogen dies, said Nikiforov.

“as the sick are isolated, there are no diseases on contact, will not” — summed up the expert.

He also suggested that people didn’t get it when the plague ate the Groundhog, and when butchered its carcass, or they are bitten by an infected flea. In Russia the bubonic plague was last recorded in the Altai region in 2016, a goal, and fatalities, according to the doctor, there was already more than a hundred years.

On 1 July it became known that in Western Mongolia recorded outbreak of bubonic plague. In the hospital brought the 27-year-old man and a girl, whose age was not disclosed. It is noted that in the beginning of the disease with them, directly contacted 60 people and indirectly — 400. It is known that the epidemic was caused by the fact that both resident of Mongolia has eaten raw meat of a marmot.