Bubonic plague 'making comeback due to climate change', top doctor warns

Russia’s top doctor has warned that bubonic plague is making a comeback due to global warming, which is a public health risk

The bubonic plague is making a comeback due to climate change, warns Russia’s top doctor (

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The bubonic plague is making a comeback due to climate change, warns Russia’s top doctor.

Dr. Anna Popova warned of the threat of the Black Death, claiming his return posed a “risk” to public health due to global warming.

“We are seeing that the boundaries of the plague hotspots have changed with global warming and climate change and other anthropogenic effects on the environment,” she said.

“We are aware that the number of plagues has increased worldwide.

“This is one of the risks on today’s agenda.”

A quick response to flea outbreaks is essential to stop the spread to humans, said Dr. Popova.

Dr. Anna Popova warned of the threat of the Black Death, claiming his return posed a “risk” to public health due to global warming
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Up to 200 million people died in the 14th century from the plague – also known as the Black Death – and wiped out 60% of Europe’s population at the time.

Russia and China have seen outbreaks in recent years, as has the US.

The United Nations Children’s Fund UNICEF warned of its resurgence in Africa in August.

Russia took important steps last year to stop the spread of the Black Death across its borders with Mongolia and China
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A month earlier, the discovery of the bubonic plague led to the cancellation of the Mongolian leg of the Silk Way Rally.

The country has suffered multiple outbreaks in recent years.

Russia took important steps over the past year to stop the spread of the Black Death across its borders with Mongolia and China.

Tens of thousands of people were vaccinated in border areas in the Siberian republics of Tuva and Altai while the country was fighting Covid-19 at the same time.

An eruption was recorded on the Ukok Plateau of the Altai Mountains in Russia – for the first time in more than 60 years
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Rospotrebnadzor in the Altai Republic)

An eruption was recorded on the Ukok Plateau of the Altai Mountains in Russia – for the first time in more than 60 years.

Bubonic plague is a bacterial disease that is transmitted by fleas that live on wild rodents and can kill an adult in less than 24 hours if not treated in a timely manner.

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