Academician, first Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee on education and science Gennady Onishchenko praised in an interview with "Evening Moscow" the threat of the spread of bubonic plague in Russia.

"the Importation of the plague on the territory of Russia from abroad is excluded. Our regions, where historically known similar diseases, under tight control", – said Onishchenko.

According to him, the foci of the disease in South-East Asia are not dangerous to the Russians because of their remoteness and because of the closure of international borders.

The MP pointed out that there are anti-plague station, wherein each spring exhibited special teams, conducting necessary work to prevent the spread of infection.

Infection, as explained Onishchenko, is the result of the bite of fleas living on an infected animal, not by eating his meat. You can also get infected when cutting the meat of a sick animal, if you cut yourself, but such cases are rare and unlikely, he concluded.

Earlier it was reported that two inhabitants of Western Mongolia, which borders with the Republic of Altai revealed the bubonic plague. Another man suspected of having the disease was taken to the hospital today. Also, bubonic plague was confirmed at cattleman’s in the Autonomous region of Inner Mongolia in Northern China.

The disease is spread by mammals kind of marmots, which the inhabitants of Mongolia, in spite of the prohibitions to eat.

As stated previously, RIA Novosti, Advisor to the Director, Central research Institute of epidemiology of Rospotrebnadzor, academician Victor Maleev, the dangers of the spread of bubonic plague in Russia, although isolated cases of infection are possible.