China reports ‘Brucellosis’ outbreak amid COVID-19
Published: 09:10 PM, 18 September 2020
Bacterial disease ‘Brucellosis’
Another outbreak has sparked in China amid coronavirus. Around 3,000 people in northwest China have tested positive for a bacterial disease named ‘Brucellosis’, authorities said on Tuesday.
A gas leak at Lanzhou biological pharmaceutical factory in China’s Lanzhou, the capital city of Gansu province, has been blamed for the outbreak of Brucellosis. People are at risk of being infected if they come in contact with infected animals.
‘Brucellosis’ is also known as Malta fever or Mediterranean fever can cause symptoms including headaches, muscle pain, fever, and fatigue, according to the United States’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).