Can the plague outbreak in Beijing be catastrophic?
China has confirmed the plague outbreak as two individuals is hospitalised in Beijing.
The plague is a highly deadly and contagious form of a disease, which was once known as Black Death. Pneumonic plague can kill the person between 24 to 72 hours, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Unlike other forms of plagues, pneumonic plague can be spread by people coughing and can be quickly spread through the air.
So, how quickly the Chinese government would be able to control the outbreak? In this modern age, is it still possible that such a plague can be so vicious that it can kill in ‘0000?