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Bubonic plague: Russia cracks down on hunting marmots

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Bubonic plague: Russia cracks down on hunting marmots
Two cases the plague recorded in Khovd province in western Mongolia, the Russian state media TASS reported on Tuesday.

Marmot is a large ground squirrel, a type of rodent, which has historically been associated with outbreaks in the region.

Officials from the Republic’s Ministry of Agriculture and Food told residents in the border area not to hunt guinea pigs or eat guinea pigs, and take precautions against insect bites.

Rodents are the main vector of plague transmission from animals to humans, but this disease can also be transmitted by flea bites.

Outbreaks killed around 50 million people in Europe during the Black Death pandemic in the Middle Ages, but modern antibiotics can prevent complications and death if given quickly enough.

The bubonic plague, which is one of three outbreaks, causes swollen lymph nodes, as well as fever, cold, and cough.

Mongolia quarantined its territory near the Russian border last week after laboratory tests showed two cases of bubonic plague related to the consumption of guinea pigs, the country’s health official said on July 1.

The National Center for Mongolian Zoonotic Disease said last week it had identified and tested 146 people who had made contact with two infected people.

The center also identified 504 secondary contacts in the Khovd province.

The Russian Embassy in Mongolia said there was “no reason for serious concern” because Mongolian authorities have imposed travel restrictions and isolated infected individuals, according to Russian government news agency RIA Novosti.

The embassy also quoted Sergei Diorditsu, a representative of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Mongolia, who reportedly said the province saw a seasonal outbreak, according to RIA Novosti.

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“There is a natural focus of plague in Mongolia and the disease is spread by tarbagan [Mongolian marmots], “the embassy said.

“The problem is that the locals who, despite all the restrictions and recommendations from the local government, continue to hunt them down and eat them, because this is local delicacy.”

Authorities in China’s Inner Mongolia region have also confirmed the outbreak case.

The case in the city of Bayannur, northwest of Beijing, was confirmed on Tuesday, according to the Xinhua news agency.

In 2019, a husband and wife in Mongolia died after eating raw guinea pig kidneys, triggering quarantine which left some tourists stranded in the region.

Everywhere from 1,000 to 2,000 people get an outbreak each year, according to WHO, but the estimate does not explain an unreported case.

Jessie Yeung from CNN contributed to this report.

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CBF congratulates Cruzeiro on the title, but makes a mistake with the “Portuguese” Pezzolano

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CBF congratulates Cruzeiro on the title, but makes a mistake with the "Portuguese" Pezzolano

The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) made a “gaffe” when congratulating Cruzeiro on the Brazilian Serie B title won last Friday (30) after the failures of Grêmio and Bahia. While congratulating the heavenly team, the entity “managed” to change the nationality of coach Paulo Pezzolano, identifying him as Portuguese.

“Until the 32nd round, the team under the leadership of the Portuguese Paulo Pezzolano had 71 points, eighteen more than Gremio, which is currently in second place. Organization website.

Cruzeiro fans are already “heavy” because of the CBF, because the organization does not issue the Cruzeiro Cup in next Wednesday’s (5) fight against Ituano at the Mineirana. The trophy will only be delivered in the last round of the competition, scheduled for November 6th.

The main bet of the Ronaldo leadership is to start the process of “reconstruction” of Cruzeiro, Pezzolano is a Uruguayan born in Montevideo on April 25, 1993.

The coach’s employment contract was duly registered in the CBF Daily Newsletter (BID). It states the correct nationality, such as Uruguayan.

In addition, when he was still a player, Pezzolano also played in Brazilian football, defending Atlético-PR.

Now off the field, Pezzolano became the foreign manager with the most appearances, ahead of Cruzeiro (52), and also the most victorious.

He was the only foreigner to win the title for Cruzeiro. His “predecessors”, the Uruguayan Ricardo Diez (1953), the Argentine Filpo Nunez (1955 and 1970) and the Portuguese Paulo Bento (2016), spent less time in Rapos and could not lift a single trophy.

In 52 games under Pezzolano Cruzeiro won 33, drew nine and lost 10 (69.23% profit). In these matches, the heavenly team scored 85 goals and conceded only 39.

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A moment of silence in Portuguese football over the tragedy in Indonesia

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A moment of silence in Portuguese football over the tragedy in Indonesia

The Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) announced this Sunday a minute of silence at the competitions it organizes, namely the Portuguese Cup, in memory of the victims of the tragedy that occurred in Indonesia.

“The Directorate of the Portuguese Football Federation announces a moment of silence in memory of the victims of the tragedy that occurred at the football stadium in Indonesia. The official website of the organization.

In the same note, FPF President Fernando Gomes says that “with great surprise and a feeling of deep pain, but also indignation” he learned “of the tragic scale of the events that have taken place in the stadium. in Indonesia”.

“It is with great sadness that I deplore the dramatic consequences of this tragedy, which resulted in the death of more than 170 fans, including many children. A football stadium should be a stage for celebration and joy, not for violence and death,” he said. concluded.

A moment of silence will be observed at the competitions organized by the FPF, namely the Portuguese Cup, the second stage of which will take place this weekend.

Indonesian authorities said 174 people were killed in unrest at the end of a football match in East Java, but acknowledged that the number could rise as many of them were critically injured.

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The tragedy, one of the worst in the history of football, occurred on Saturday evening when about 3,000 fans took to the field after Arema’s home team lost 3-2 to rivals Persebay Surabaya.

Police fired tear gas to try to contain the angry supporters, but their actions caused panic and thousands of people rushed to the exit.

Many people were trampled to death in the chaos of the stampede. At least two police officers were killed in the unrest that spread outside the stadium.

The Indonesian league was suspended and the authorities ordered an investigation into the incidents.

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New serious injury of the player of the national team of Portugal

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Extremo português oferecido ao Manchester United Lesão Pedro Neto

An injury forces Pedro Neto to be substituted in the Wolves game.

Bad news for Wolverhampton Wanderers and Pedro Neto. The Portuguese received a new injury, and, according to Bruno Lage, it could be serious.

Away to West Ham, where the Portuguese lost 2-0, Pedro Neto was replaced in the 24th minute by Adama Traore, and after the match, the Wolves coach said that the injury could be “ugly”.

Wolves are now in the Premier League relegation zone, and Pedro Neto may be left with no hope of qualifying for the World Cup in Qatar.

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