North China's Inner Mongolia reports plague among mice, issues level IV warning
Published: Apr 03, 2022 04:15 PM


Authorities in North China's Inner Mongolia have found one dead mouse in the city of Baotou on Sunday, which has been linked to a rodent plague. 

Baotou city has announced a Level VI plague warning, reminding local residents to stay away from mice, foxes, and other wild animals. The warning came into effect upon issuance and will remain in force until the end of this year, authorities said in the notice. 

A level IV warning is the lowest level identified in the national emergency response mechanism for plague, according to media reports. 

The notice remind local residents to take necessary measures, stay away from rats, hares, foxes, stray dogs and cats and other wilds animals, and avoid caves or other animal habitats.

Residents should promptly report any sick and dead rats, suspected plague carriers, and patients with unexplained high fever or sudden death. 

Meanwhile, the notice also reminded field workers to wear long pants, long-sleeved tops and tall boots while working outdoors. 

In August, 2021, Northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region reported a confirmed bubonic plague case in its capital city Yinchuan, and the case was traced back to Inner Mongolia, with the patient in critical condition, leading to a level IV emergency response on plague prevention and control.

Global Times