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By Behindwoods News Bureau | Nov 06, 2020 11:29 AM

After nearly a year of the deadly outbreak of the novel coronavirus in China's Wuhan city, another dangerous infection is being reported from the country. 

brucellosis outbreak infects over 6000 people in china amid covid

As per the local government, there are more than 6,000 people in China's Lanzhou, the capital of Gansu province who have tested positive for a bacterial disease called brucellosis. 

It is a zoonotic bacterial infection that was caused by a leak at a biopharmaceutical company last year which is wreaking havoc in China currently.

brucellosis outbreak infects over 6000 people in china amid covid

Meanwhile, the Health Commission of Lanzhou, confirmed that over 6,000 people had contracted the disease Brucellosis, which is caused by contact with livestock carrying the bacteria Brucella. 

As the numbers have been increasing, the Lanzhou government at a press conference said that the government has tested 55,725 people in the city, of which 6,620 are positive for brucellosis as of now. The current stats of positive cases represents a big jump which was from 3,245 cases for brucellosis as of September 14.

As per the World Health Organization (WHO), humans can get brucellosis with flu-like symptoms through direct contact with infected animals, even by eating or drinking contaminated animal products, or by inhaling airborne agents, WION News states.

brucellosis outbreak infects over 6000 people in china amid covid

Also, some symptoms can become chronic and never leave. Pointing over the outbreak, this new virus originated at a biopharmaceutical factory owned by China Animal Husbandry Industry Co, a statement from Lanzhou's health commission dated September said. 

Reports suggest that the factory in China used expired disinfectants during July to August 2019 to manufacture brucellosis vaccines that left the bacteria in its polluted waste gas. Following which, the contaminated waste gas later formed aerosols, which were then carried by wind down to the Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute.

Also, as per the Global Times, the brucellosis vaccine production workshop was shut down in December 2019 and was dismantled in October 2020.

brucellosis outbreak infects over 6000 people in china amid covid

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