China Reports Suspected Case of Bubonic Plague in Inner Mongolia

As the world is still reeling from the Covid 19 pandemic, there comes news once again from China about a suspected case of Bubonic Plague (Black Death) in Inner Mongolia.

The story from Foxnews states that one person from Inner Mongolia has been confirmed. Another new source from India states that two brothers now have the disease.


The plague case comes as the country continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic

Health officials in China have reported a suspected case of the bubonic plague in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, a second infectious threat that comes as the country battles the coronavirus pandemic.

A herdsman contracted the disease and is being treated at a hospital in stable condition, the BBC reported, citing state reports. While occasional cases are still reported among hunters encountering fleas carrying the bacterium, it is unknown how the man became infected.

Known as the “Black Death,” bubonic plague can be fatal in up to 90 percent of people infected if not treated, primarily with several types of antibiotics. An outbreak in the Middle Ages killed millions of people.

Pneumonic plague can develop from bubonic plague and results in a severe lung infection causing shortness of breath, headache and coughing.

China has largely eradicated plague, but occasional cases are still reported. Inner Mongolia reported four cases of bubonic plague in November, according to Bloomberg, while Mongolia, a country that borders the Chinese autonomous region, reported two cases earlier this month.

The last major known outbreak in China was in 2009, when several people died in the town of Ziketan in Qinghai province on the Tibetan Plateau.

Along with the coronavirus, first detected in the central Chinese city of Wuhan late last year, China has dealt with African swine fever, which has devastated pig herds.

China has gone weeks without reporting a new death from the coronavirus, and on Monday reported just one new case of local infection in the capital, Beijing. source

Jesus warned us that many things would happen in the last days – things that we are seeing on a daily basis. 

Brethren, we should be praying for the people of China and of the world. We should be taking advantage of this time to share the Gospel with the lost.  

I read an article today about an older man who would come right out and ask people “Are you saved? Will you go to heaven when you die?” and then he would hand them a Salvation tract.  We should be boldly sharing the Gospel!  In the case of the older man, his obedience to the Lord by sharing Salvation resulted in the saving of so many people because of seeds being sown in their hearts.

We don’t know in most cases if the person has become saved or not. Just because they didn’t respond to you, does not mean that they will say no to another.

I have shared in articles that two Christian groups shared Christ with me in college and I said no.  Perhaps they felt downcast at my response and it won’t be until we’re in heaven when they see that the seeds they planted were watered and the Lord brought the increase.

Keep your eyes on our Lord Jesus.

How Can I Be Saved?

Shalom b’Yeshua