The bubonic plague pathogen was discovered in Mongolia on the border with Russia. It is reported by TASS.
Speaking about this case, the head of the public health department of the emergency work service of the National Center for the Study of Zoonotic Infections of the country, Lhunrev Rolomzhav, specified that the pathogen was discovered during the analysis of the remains of a groundhog cub in the Mongolian aimag (region) Zavkhan. According to her, the said groundhog cub was brought on July 19, it was found in the Erdenekhairkhan settlement. “The express test showed a positive result. Further bacteriological studies as of 16:00 on July 22 showed the content of the bubonic plague pathogen in the samples, ”said the agency’s interlocutor. She added that after the discovery of the bubonic plague pathogen, the local population and tourists were reminded of the ban on hunting marmots and eating their meat. Earlier, Rospotrebnadzor assessed the risks of bringing plague into Russia from Mongolia.